Thursday, 7 May 2009

Paris is Burning

Waiting for me at home is the newly released DVD version of Paris is Burning, having only watched a rather poor segmented version on youtube, I'm excited by the luxury of finally watching the video reportage uninterrupted.  

Since it's emergence in the late 1980s Paris is Burning, a social documentary recording the dying embers of the New York City Drag Ball scene, has undisputedly achieved iconic status for its candid representation of that particular place and period in time. Suffice to say that the film provides a valuable insight into the working-class struggles and escape routes of gay men that sought to forget their troubles and transform themselves into larger-than-life characters. To read more of my write up for Dazed click here.

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