Paris is Burning (1990)


Jennie Livingston directs Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija and Venus Xtravaganza in this documentary capturing the Ball culture of New York and the dispossessed gay and transgendered communities that it was a hub for. 

One of the best documentaries ever made. Immersive, frank and unromantic. You feel like you have had an education of the aesthetic, tragedies and victories of a subculture by the end. This is exactly what I want from this kind of experience. Funny too.



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