Paris Is Burning

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    Sep 30, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
    Let's talk about...reading.
    Does anyone else use Paris Is Burning -- the seminal, Oscar-nominated documentary on New York's drag culture -- as a guide to life, liberty and the pursuit of cuntiness? If I could, I'd haul it around like a Bible, quoting passages to nonbelievers.
  • Fable

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    Sep 30, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    Yes.


    'cos you paid ten dollars to get in the ball.
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    Oct 01, 2012 10:52 AM GMT
    Jacked, you sho' is a bangee gurl icon_cool.gif

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    Oct 01, 2012 10:56 AM GMT


    Get into it. GO IN AND LET HAVE! icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:27 PM GMT


    I'm glad there are still children out there carrying the torch and burning everything down.
  • monet

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    Oct 03, 2012 12:33 PM GMT
    I thought this thread was going to be about Paris Hilton's latest STD.

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    "It burns when I pee!"
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:34 PM GMT
    No one has that much time to even begin discussing that.
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    Oct 19, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    I watched it for the first time a few weeks ago. An amazing documentary on being transgender and homosexual in the 80s in NYC. All of the Queens had memorable personalities.
  • dalwriter

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    Oct 19, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    Hmm use it as a guide for life? Not quite, but I thought it was very poignant.

    Although I have been known to tell people to "touch all of this skin" on occasion.
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    Oct 19, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    it's an important film. these are marginalized voices that are given a mic and a camera to speak... the one criticism I think it really deserves is that it's not very conscious of itself as a documentary, meaning it doesn't frequently draw attention to the fact that a white woman is filming these queens/balls, and that fact is pretty hidden (which seems slightly deceptive).

    I don't mean to say that I don't think white people are allowed to film black people, but I would have liked a little more acknowledgment of the power dynamic that her race introduced to the film.

    I listened to a talk by the filmmakers and her met afterwards. she's one of the strangest people I've ever met but also really sweet and modest. and she can't dress herself to save her life
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    Oct 19, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    Venus Xtravaganza -- another lost shade of New York.

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