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Genre: Drama, Romance, Music

Duration: 128 Minutes

Rating: PG

REEL QUEENS – Moulin Rouge!

The legendary House of Adam and Steve present REEL QUEENS at The Westdale! Celebrate camp classics on the big screen with your host for Moulin Rouge, Calypso Cosmic!

Rarely has an exclamation mark felt more fitting. Baz Luhrmann bookends his Red Curtain Trilogy with all the verve and excess of its predecessors, Strictly Ballroom (1992) and Romeo + Juliet (1996). There is music, romance, and melodrama, and there is a lot of it. There’s a soundtrack that straddles the anachronistic and the anthemic, never once apologizing for it (or pausing for breath). Hits from Madonna, DeBarge, Queen, and Elton John are whisked back a century to Bohemian Montmartre. On lead vocals: dancer Satine (Nicole Kidman) and poet Christian (Ewan McGregor), who slide deep into an imperiled love affair. On backup: John Leguizamo and Jim Broadbent as artist Toulouse-Lautrec and nightclub owner Harold Zidler, along with a cameo from Kylie Minogue — massive on the 2001 charts, yet tiny on screen — as the Green Fairy. This grand cabaret culminated in eight Oscar nominations (it won for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design) and a midtable spot on the BBC’s poll of the 21st Century’s 100 greatest films.

Calypso Cosmic HeadshotCalypso Cosmic – Host
Calypso Cosmic is a charismatic drag performer known for their appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race and various cameo roles. They are celebrated for their dazzling performances and unique style in the world of entertainment and glamour.

 

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