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  • Director Jennie Livingston
  • Runtime 1 hour 18 minutes
  • Genre Documentary
  • Language English

Paris Is Burning

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Having a ball… Wish you were here

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 — PARIS IS BURNING brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

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Comments (4)

Un film à avoir vu absolument!

iki2000

Une claque. Un magnifique instantané de l'époque. C'est triste de savoir ce qu'ils sont devenus suite au film et de voir autant de vies détruites.

NourChips

Je vous recommande de regarder ici pour vous faire une idée du film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hedJer7I1vI

FordPrefect

je comprends pas pourquoi ce film est si peu connu

FordPrefect