It’s Movie Time — Paris Is Burning

Siouxsie finally is getting around to watching Paris Is Burning.

As ganked from Wiki:

Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and theAfrican American, Latino gay and transgender community involved in it. Many [who] consider Paris Is Burning to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, as well as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, and gender in America.

Bonus Movie Trivia:  Three years after the film was released, one of the interview subjects died from AIDS.   While cleaning out her apartment, a mummified corpse was found among her belongings.  The body had been there at least 20 years and had a gunshot wound to the head.

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~ by siouxsielaw on September 19, 2010.

4 Responses to “It’s Movie Time — Paris Is Burning”

  1. That’s some unusually interesting trivia.

  2. You’ll like this: http://tinyurl.com/2cutkxy

  3. I’ve had this movie on VHS for nearly 20 years and it has nearly worn off the tape coating, but I did manage to find it online, just as scratchy, but digital nonetheless. Has it returned on DVD yet? The one you were talking about that was murdered shortly after filming was one of my favorites. Her accent had me rolling, especially when she called someone “just an overgrown orangutan”.

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