Rank: 98/100 in Top Movie 1990 – Paris Is Burning: Having a ball… Wish you were here

Movie Synopsis:
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 brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

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Movie details:

  • Original Title: Paris Is Burning
  • Original Language: en
  • Release Date: 1990-03-13
  • Category 1 (Type): Movie
  • Category 2 (Genres): Documentary Movie
  • Category 3 (Year): Movie 1990
  • Adult: FALSE
  • Status: Released
  • Studios (Production Companies): Miramax
  • Production Countries: United States of America
  • Budget: $500,000.00
  • Revenue: $3,779,620.00
  • Running Time: 71 minutes
  • Director: Jennie Livingston
  • Actors: Carmen Xtravaganza, Brooke Xtravaganza, Andre Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Dupree
  • YB100 views Counts: 135
  • YB100 Likes: 4
  • Popularity: 8.634
  • Vote Count: 269
  • Vote Average: 8.3

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