The Cockettes


The Cockettes Review

Exhaustive and exhausting, this documentary about the infamous San Francisco drag performance group (which oddly included about every combination of straight and gay, men and women) is probably the final word on the SF drag scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s. While it's an amusing footnote on Americana, when closing in on two hours in length, The Cockettes tends toward repetition and just too much useless information. The Cockettes are interviewed on camera in the present, they describe what happened in the past, then stock footage of the actual event is shown. Then another Cockette is interviewed and the whole thing repeats over and over and over. Vaguely interesting, but it's just too too much.
The Cockettes

Facts and Figures

Run time: 100 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 16th January 2002

Distributed by: Strand Releasing

Reviews 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Fresh: 34 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: Candy Darling as Herself (archive footage), as Herself (archive footage), as Himself (archive footage), as Themselves (archive footage)