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Documentary LGBTQ Rated: 18+ (R)19911h 11mOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: Female Director New York Psychology 
Country: America

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.Paris Is Burning featuring Carmen Xtravaganza and Brooke Xtravaganza is available for rent or purchase on iTunes. It's a documentary and LGBTQ movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (12,418 votes) and was very well received by critics.

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#1,750 Ranked Movie

#47 Ranked in LGBTQ Movies

#76 Ranked in Female Director Movies

#99 Ranked in New York Movies

Paris Is Burning has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (12,418 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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