Chauncey -Theater 2 Thu, Oct 19 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Partnerships
Pride at FilmScene
Film Info
Director:Michael Patrick Jann
Featuring:Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin
Runtime:97 minutes
Year Released:1999
Production Country:USA


Presented by the Bijou Film Board and Iowa City Pride 

A pay-what-you-can screening!

A Bijou event presented in partnership with the University of Iowa College of Law Outlaws

"Drop Dead Gorgeous stands the test of time as one of the best comedies ever made."—Trace Thurman, Horror Queers Podcast

"An acidic, gleefully misanthropic comedy that pulls no punches."—Mattie Lucas, From the Front Row

An annual beauty pageant in small-town Minnesota turns ridiculously competitive and ultimately chaotic in this biting comedy. Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst), the daughter of hard-drinking mom Annette (Ellen Barkin), and Becky Leeman (Denise Richards), who is motivated by her former beauty-queen mother, Gladys (Kirstie Alley), are among the top contenders in the event. As Amber, Becky, and other local girls prepare for the big day, bizarre incidents occur, leading up to an ending with a bang.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in or to participate in this program, please contact the Bijou Film Board in advance (@bijoufilm on Facebook or at (319) 335-3041).