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By Adam Thomas

Wednesday October 1, 2008

ONLY PICK: The “Thank You” Girls

Who doesn’t love a good drag queen road movie? Priscilla was a blast despite the fact most of the drag queens weren’t actually gay, but hey, that’s acting. This Filipino contribution to the drag queen road movie cannon might be a little rougher around the edges but it still has all the scarves, drama and tube tops you would hope for from this kind of thing. Gathered together on a rickety old bus a troupe of drag queens travels across the country to participate in a series of beauty pageants, each with her own agenda. Some are doing it for love, others for revenge and some just for the hell of it. But where Priscilla operated on a fairy tale kind of vibe, here the mood is less “joie de vivre” and a little more “sweat and sparkles”. And we ask you: who doesn’t want more sweat and sparkles in their life? AOT

ONLY suggests…

10:30 am – GR2 – Serbis or p.77
11:30 am – GR4 – Helen
02:30 pm – GR3 – Wendy and Lucy or p. 149
03:30 pm – GR2 – Plastic City
03:45 pm – VCTMime-Mime
06:45 pm – GR2 – Action Boys
07:00 pm – VCTThe Thank You Girls or p.78
07:00 pm – PCTMust Read After My Death
09:00 pm – GR7 – Il Divo
09:00 pm – PCTLet Him Be or p.104
09:15 pm – GR3 – I Am Good or p.117

Location Guide: GR1,2,3,4,5,6,7=Granville 7 | VCT=Vancity Theatre | PCT=Pacific Cinematheque | RID=Ridge