It's been a while since I've recced a movie, and here's one I just re-watched recently and had to share.
The flick is called To Wong Foo. Thanks for Everything. Julie Newmar. Which has to be one of the longest titles in the history of ever. Most fans shorten it to To Wong Foo.
To Wong Foo is the story of three drag queens traveling cross country, from New York to Los Angeles, in a rather dubious car. The drag queens are played by Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo. And they are awesome. Here's a clip from one of my favorite scenes. Although the movie is filled with favorite scenes for me.
I swear, I spend most of the movie thinking, "Man, they are awesome. Look at how awesome they are. How can they be this awesome? Oh, wait, there's a plot. I should really be paying attention to it. But they're just so awesome."
And they are. I can gush all day about how great the three actors are in this film. Especially Wesley Snipes who, of the three, is probably the one I'd have most doubted could nail the female mannerisms as dead on as he does.
I'm half convinced that, every morning after arriving on set, the actors did some kind of ancient, obscure ritual during which they were temporarily possessed by the spirits of three women, and remained so until the end of the day's filming.
That or they're just really good actors.
It's a testament to the actors that, before long, you start thinking of their characters as "she" and "her." And, while there is a plot (a few, actually), I admit I watch mostly for the performances.
If you've never seen it check it out, if for no other reason than to watch the three actors being awesome. :D