Tricia’s Wedding

1971 | Media Studies / Performance Art / Pop Culture / Social Issues / Transgender | 33m | USA
Directors: Sebastian

The world-famous Cockettes enact Tricia Nixon's wedding to Edward Cox on June 11, 1971. Hurtme O. Hurtme, television correspondent, covers the wedding and interviews celebrities in attendance such as Golda Mier, Indira Ghandi, Jaquelyn Onassis, Queen Elizabeth, and Elizabeth Taylor. Coretta King sings. During the reception, Eartha Kitt puts LSD in the punch. All hell breaks loose.

A hilarious comedy filled with the real-life band of characters who inspired the Cockettes documentary.

“Hilarious, shocking, and decades ahead of its time, Tricia’s Wedding is a mini-masterpiece of political theatre that brings together guerrilla drag, performance art, the burgeoning queer aesthetic of practitioners like John Waters and Charles Ludlam, and demolishes them all in the process.” —David Serlin, Communication and Science Studies, Critical Gender Studies, University of California at San Diego

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“Hilarious, shocking, and decades ahead of its time, Tricia’s Wedding is a mini-masterpiece of political theatre that brings together guerrilla drag, performance art, the burgeoning queer aesthetic of practitioners like John Waters and Charles Ludlam, and demolishes them all in the process.” —David Serlin, Communication and Science Studies, Critical Gender Studies, University of California at San Diego