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Vega 1 LGBTQ+ Representation and the Hollywood Hyperreality in To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar There is a great number of presumptions and stereotypes surrounding Los Angeles. From the exaggeration of LA’s weather and landscapes to the charm and desire for a Hollywood lifestyle, Los Angeles holds a dream-like view in many people’s perspectives around the world. In his book, My Los Angeles, Edward Soja describes Los Angeles, specifically Hollywood, as conveying the idea of hyperreality, or a made up narrative that overpowers the actual reality of a situation. In this case, the idea of Hollywood presented to the world overpowers the actual reality of people’s lives in Los Angeles. The film, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar, portrays the view of Hollywood as an aspirational American ideal. This film not only serves as a testament to the hyperreality around Hollywood, but it also reveals to what extent the LGBTQ+ community is portrayed in film. To Wong Foo ...