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"When you follow your dream, there's no telling what you'll become."

When it comes to film, the down and out, broke heroines get a lot of audience support. The enterprising answer to financial woe with a creative twist makes Connie and Carla a worth see film. Two girls in drag may not get everyone's attention, but it makes for a great story. Connie and Carla are two starving actresses who can't seem to get a gig. In the land of the stars, they appear to be fizzling. They re-create themselves as "drag queens", and land a job at a highly frequented gay bar in town. They incur a series of near "outings", and the heroines have boyfriends. Working in a gay bar and being in love with a straight guys brings a major conflict all of its own. The real surprise of the film is the quality of the drag performers themselves. The heroines are surrounded by good quality performers and a really receptive audience who allow them to hone their singing and performance skills. A gay Julliard for certain.

Of course, the heroines' true identity is discovered, but not in a way that casts them into the darkness. The gay bar expands, and they become the artists they really want to be. Not a bad ending.

| 2004 | 1 hr 37 min | 6.2/10 | 44/100
Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny, Stephen Spinella
April 16,  2004 (2004-04-16)

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