Paris Is Burning

1h 11m

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.


  • Image Andre Christian
    Andre Christian
  • Image Angie Xtravaganza
    Angie Xtravaganza
  • Image Avis Pendavis
    Avis Pendavis
  • Image Bianca Xtravaganza
    Bianca Xtravaganza
  • Image Brooke Xtravaganza
    Brooke Xtravaganza
  • Image Carmen Xtravaganza
    Carmen Xtravaganza
  • Image Danny Xtravaganza
    Danny Xtravaganza
  • Image David Ian Xtravaganza
    David Ian Xtravaganza
  • Image David the Father Xtravaganza
    David the Father Xtravaganza
  • Image David Xtravaganza
    David Xtravaganza
  • Image Dorian Corey
    Dorian Corey
  • Image Freddie Pendavis
    Freddie Pendavis
  • Image Junior LaBeija
    Junior LaBeija
  • Image Kim Pendavis
    Kim Pendavis
  • Image Octavia St. Laurent
    Octavia St. Laurent
  • Image Paris Dupree
    Paris Dupree
  • Image Pepper LaBeija
    Pepper LaBeija
  • Image Sandy Ninja
    Sandy Ninja
  • Image Sol Williams Pendavis
    Sol Williams Pendavis
  • Image Stevie St. Laurent
    Stevie St. Laurent
  • Image Venus Xtravaganza
    Venus Xtravaganza
  • Image Willi Ninja
    Willi Ninja
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