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Paris Is Burning

  • Documentary and factual
  • 1990
  • Jennie Livingston
  • 73 mins
  • 15

Summary

Documentary exploring the New York drag scene in the 1980s. Competition is fierce for those vying for trophies in the underground ball culture, where attendees (representing rival "houses") pose, vogue and walk their way towards a judges' table in numerous drag categories. It's a scene that draws together marginalised members of the gay and transgender communities and gives rise to legendary figures such as Pepper LaBeija and Angie Xtravaganza.

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Credits

Cast

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CarmenCarmen
BrookeBrooke
Dorian CoreyDorian Corey
Paris DupreeParis Dupree
Pepper LabeijaPepper Labeija
Junior LabeijaJunior Labeija
Willi NinjaWilli Ninja
Sandy NinjaSandy Ninja

Crew

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DirectorJennie Livingston

Details

Theatrical distributor
ICA Projects
Released on
2007-01-05
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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