Paris Is Burning

  • 1991
  • Movie
  • R
  • Documentary

Though her intentions aren't overtly polemical, Jennie Livingston's PARIS IS BURNING is an enthralling examination of the loaded cultural issues of sex, class and race as seen through the subculture of black and hispanic transvestites. Shot in New York City between 1985 and 1989, the film, which takes its name from a Harlem drag ball, consists of interviews...read more

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Paris Is Burning - Official Trailer
01:58 — Documentary look at the segment of New York City's gay subculture that participates in drag-queen balls. This is where "voguing" began!

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  • Released: 1991
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Though her intentions aren't overtly polemical, Jennie Livingston's PARIS IS BURNING is an enthralling examination of the loaded cultural issues of sex, class and race as seen through the subculture of black and hispanic transvestites. Shot in New York C… (more)

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