Paris Is Burning

Movie • 1990 • Documentary  

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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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A woman briefly mentions a verbally violent encounter with a transphobic client
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One interviewee tells a difficult story of getting disowned by her family (includes her mother burning her women's clothes), and it is implied that most if not all of the queer people we see have similar stories.
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there is some handheld camera, nothing aggressively shaking
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baharv89
A couple interviews include queer people telling stories of homophobia that include misgendering. Other than that it's just queer people describing themselves with outdated language - no misgendering is shown on screen, only talked about.
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used by queer people in the 80s to describe themselves
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Only outdated language used by queer people to describe themselves
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take care of yourselves! towards the end, a young trans woman is murdered.
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Sex is mentioned but not discussed in detail. A couple brief instances of exposed breasts, and a nude woman dances on a stage for a few seconds. One instance of a woman baring her breasts on the street, her friends playfully cup them, flick them, one person puts their mouth on them.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
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