Episode 42 sees James and Dan from a Gay and a Non Gay podcast return, this time its James’ choice, the 1990 American documentary about ballroom culture in New York City in the 1980s. Forget what you think you know about voguing, fishy realness and drag queens - this is the ultimate history in drag culture. 80s New York City was a changing time, this documentary follows the different ‘houses’ (LaBeija, Xtravagnza, Ninja), voguing and living their, often dangerous, lives on the streets. The end result is a complex performance of race, gender, class among the African-American and Latino communities and their different identities. The documentary offers an insight into this vibrant, underground world, never judging or making assumptions about its queens.
[supsystic-tables id=44] Scoring overall 4.2 - a very high score for a documentary (despite low repeat viewing score) and there was a LOT of love for it from the Twitter reviewers. Highly recommended - even for the drag-phobics! What do you guys think? Have you seen Paris is Burning? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!
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