Paris Is Burning

Paris Is Burning

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.

Director: Jennie Livingston
Casts: Brooke Xtravaganza, Andru00e9 Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Dupru00e9e, Pepper LaBeija, Junior Labeija, Willi Ninja, Sandy Ninja, Kim Pendavis, Freddie Pendavis, Sol Pendavis
Countrys: USA

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Other Information

Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
8.6 11,552 1990-03-13 71

Crew Information

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
EditorJonathan OppenheimProducerRichard Dooley
DirectorJennie LivingstonProducerJennie Livingston
ProducerBarry SwimarProduction ManagerNatalie G. Hill
Additional CameraSam HenriquesMusicLynn Geller
Director of PhotographyPaul GibsonMusicKitaro

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