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 featuring Carmen Xtravaganza and Brooke Xtravaganza is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, and available for rent or purchase on iTunes. It's a documentary and LGBTQ movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (14,341 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).
Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).
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Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#93 Ranked in LGBTQ Movies
#164 Ranked in Female Director Movies
#248 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
Paris Is Burning has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (14,341 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.