It's about time someone lifted drag out of its dull, Cher-impersonating slump. And these are just the men to do it. Playing characters with names like Varla Jean Merman and Coco Peru, the actors here storm through this raucous, raunchy comedy about a has-been and her beleaguered maid. Jeffery Roberson is Varla, a queen who can sing and guzzle down a can of spray cheese at the same time, who's in the mood for revenge because Evie Harris (Jack Plotnick) ruined his/her mother's acting career.
It's a bawdy, smart, colorful, fast-paced man-in-a-dress fest, full of wicked one-liners and thankfully lacking anything resembling an uplifting moral or heartfelt warmth. If you miss the days of films like Valley of the Dolls--where divas battled by ripping off each other's wigs and flushing them down the toilet--then here's your new favorite movie. Makeup optional.
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