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  • Summary: This documentary examines the life and legend of Warhol transvestite superstar Jackie Curtis who was a poet, playwright, performer, and one of the great personalities of his time. (Highberger Media Inc.)
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: Albert Williams
    80
    Evoking Curtis's mystique and eccentric personality, filmmaker Craig Highberger also delivers an invaluable chronicle of New York's barrier-smashing underground arts scene circa 1968-'74.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    80
    Fan, friend and documentarian Craig Highberger delivers the goods with rare clips of the inimitable Jackie in Off-Off Broadway shows written by the star. The shaky, blurry quality of this never-before-seen archival footage shot by the helmer only adds to pic's surreal shoestring mystique.
  3. 80
    A fabulously fond and entertaining tribute to the quick-witted Lower East Side kid.
  4. In Superstar in a Housedress, Curtis remains frozen in his flamboyance. The most resonant parts of the movie are, oddly, the interviews with his fellow glam bohemians.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Narrated by Lily Tomlin and featuring a bevy of in-the-know interviews, this exceptionally entertaining documentary from filmmaker Craig Highberger shines the footlights on Jackie Curtis, an Andy Warhol superstar who transcended the Factory scene and proved to be rather exceptional himself.
  6. 70
    Slow-starting but ultimately invigorating debut film by Craig Highberger.
  7. It's an engrossing peek at an era that now seems as meteoric, crazy and distant as the Roaring Twenties.

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