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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

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 1991-03-13

Runtime 71 minutes

Budget $0.5m

Revenue $3.8m


TMDB 8.1


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Blonded shared a tip "I cannot even express how much I love this documentary-"

judi_a._hilman shared a tip "One of my all-time faves!"

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jon_wayne shared a tip "Have you watched this movie before?"

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dre.1992 shared a tip "One of the best documentaries I've ever seen . Life changing for me"

nathan_sparks shared a tip "You must watch this. Queer history is US history."

chayla_higgins shared a tip "What do I love about it everything"

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june_m._burton shared a tip "Words cannot express what this movie meant to me as a young trans woman. I would never have become the person I am without it."

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ianna_r-j shared a tip "Fantastic. A great view into a community and social structure."

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jessica_mcgaughy shared a tip "The groups marginalized and from whom we greedily consume their culture often have the most interesting history."

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steven_armstrong_PVD shared a tip "Brilliant film. As documentaries go, this is one of the best, imo."

sarah_meyer_8350 shared a tip "100% must see if you care about queer history! Fascinating look at our roots and the community that came before us"

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