Airdate: Wig

2019 HBO documentary Wig screens tonight on FOX Showcase, as part of a Mardi Gras celebration.

Spotlighting the art of drag, and centered on the New York staple Wigstock, Wig showcases the personalities and performances that inform the ways we understand queerness, art and identity today. For almost 20 years, Wigstock was the annual drag festival that glamorously signaled the end of summer for the New York’s gay community Late one night in 1984, Lady Bunny and a few friends drunkenly wandered from the Pyramid Club in the East Village to Tompkins Square Park and staged an impromptu drag show in the bandshell. This would soon become an annual drag bacchanal, which lasted until 2001. In 2018, Lady Bunny resurrected the festival, bringing together legendary queens with some of the new children of drag, creating one of the largest drag performances ever staged.

Wednesday February 17 at 9.30pm on FOX Showcase.

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