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Wigstock Doc To Debut at Tribeca Film Festival LGBTQ+ Pride Day

Lady Bunny Wig

The Tribeca Film Festival just got a little more queer.

For the first time ever, the annual film festival will host Tribeca Celebrates Pride, a day-long event on Saturday, May 4th that will feature interviews and panels with some of the biggest queer names in Hollywood. The day will finish with the premiere of the HBO documentary Wig, a film about Wigstock, the drag festival founded by drag legend Lady Bunny, as well as a performance from Bunny herself.  

How I Met Your Mother actor Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch director and star John Cameron Mitchell, Gay Men’s Health Crisis founder Larry Kramer, non-binary actor Asia Kate Dillon, and podcast hosts Kathy Tu and Tobin Low will all give individual talks during the event.

The day will also feature a myriad of panels focusing on queer storytelling, activism and more. Looking’s Raul Castillo will be on a panel entitled “LGBTQ Media Visibility,” while Pose star Angelica Ross and Pose creator Steven Canals will appear on a panel entitled “Narrative Ownership: Who Gets to Tell Whose Story?” Out’s director of culture and entertainment Tre’vell Anderson and deputy editor Fran Tirado will also serve on panels.

The night will end with the premiere of the Wigstock-centered documentary Wig. The festival ran from 1984 to 2001 and then disappeared, though Lady Bunny brought it back in 2018. The documentary also features RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Naomi Smalls.

“We’ve come so far in the fifty years since the Stonewall riots, but there is so much more to be done,” Paula Weinstein, EVP of Tribeca Enterprises, said in a statement. “In honor of that pivotal moment in our culture, we hope this day of LGBTQ+ storytelling-driven programming will not just honor the work of those who came before us, but also those who are helping to ignite the passion of the next generation.”

Tickets for the event are $30 and it’ll cost you an extra $30 to attend the world premiere of Wig along with the following performances. You can purchase them on TFF’s website.

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