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Paris is Burning

DVD - 2005 DVD 305.32 Pa 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.8 out of 5

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Call Number: DVD 305.32 Pa
On Shelf At: Downtown Library

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Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Special features: feature commentary by Jennie Livingston, director/producer; Willie Ninja, Mother, House of Ninja; Freddie Pendavis, House of Pendavis and Jonathan Oppenheim, editor; never-before-seen outtakes.
Dorian Corey, Pepper Labeija, Venus Xtravaganza, Octavia St. Laurent, Willi Ninja.
A documentary about the young homosexual men of Harlem who originated "voguing" and turned these stylized dance competitions into glittering expressions of fierce personal pride. A story of street-wise urban survival, gay self-affirmation, and the pursuit of a desperate dream.
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.


Fabulous submitted by Jen Chapin-Smith on August 22, 2012, 12:14pm A fabulous documentary about the African American gay and transgender community in New York.
Warning: some of the real people in this movie are the victims of violence. Viewers will find it disturbing but should watch it anyway to better understand this marginalized part of our society.

Great and informative! submitted by Xris on July 29, 2019, 12:20am I didn't know about the balls that the LGBTQ+ communities put on in the 1980's. They dressed up in their fashion, and competed for trophies. They had houses, with mothers for leaders,; and took care of each other. A learning experience. :)