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Paris Is Burning


Jennie Livingston, 1991



折手舞起源何处?什么又是“吐槽”(throwing shade)?这部里程碑级别的纪录片精妙重现 了20世纪80年代纽约非裔美国人及拉丁哈 莱姆变装舞会的盛景。影片拍摄长达七年, 近距离呈现了各大时尚“家族”的面貌,他们 激烈竞争奖杯,各族母在这个恐同、恐跨、种 族主义、艾滋病及贫穷肆虐的世上维护滋养 着各自家族;刻画出了传奇折手舞者、变装皇 后、跨性别女性——包括Willi Ninja、Pepper LaBeija、Dorian Corey及Venus Xtravaganza 等知名人士的形象。《巴黎在燃烧》呈现了社 群运动的欢畅时刻,展现他们的妙语生花及 与社会拉锯的力量。

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, the film offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion“houses,”from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering suste- nance in a world rampant with homopho- bia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and pov- erty. 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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