Paris Is Burning

Paris Is Burning

DVD - 2020
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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, it offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion 1houses,2 from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] :, The Criterion Collection,, [2020]
Edition: Criterion collection
ISBN: 9781681436982
Branch Call Number: DVD DOCMNTRY PAR
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (76 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
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misatim
Jun 25, 2020

the best film ever on the subject and the most touching

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akirakato
Oct 02, 2019

Directed by Jennie Livingston in the mid-to-late 1980s, this 76-minute American documentary chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it.
It turns out an unblinking behind-the-scenes story of a peculiar and/or weird subculture, if not a strange world within the world.

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DUVIDL
Sep 06, 2019

A film that is as much a tragic horror story as a celebration of survival. For every transgender who makes the transition wisely and patiently, there is a fifteen year old Venus Extravaganza too much in a hurry to 'grow up' and too immature to see the danger before her (only on my VERY worst enemy would I wish what Carmen E had to go through to identify Venus's body.) As you watch this film your gut instinct tells you who would survive and who wouldn't be here a year from now. WATCH AND BE ENLIGHTENED!

hbrown10011 Sep 20, 2015

FABULOUS!!!!

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pigweed
Mar 23, 2014

This is an interesting film. It was funny, touching and sad. I guess I'll say that it is about people seeking the freedom to be themselves, but it's also about loneliness and the desire to be wanted.

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