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Paris Is Burning

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  • Wed, Jul 31

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Director: Jennie Livingston Run Time: 78 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1991

Starring: Dorian Corey, Octavia St. Laurent, Pepper LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza, Willi Ninja

Producer: Jennie Livingston

Why y’all gagging so? She bring it to you every ball! Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women — including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza. Don’t miss your chance to see all the glamor, humor, and personality of this magnificent documentary on the big screen with your fellow fabulous Vidiots!

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