If you haven’t seen it already, check out this Vogue documentary. Classic, featuring the late Willi Ninja. We found the whole movie on vimeo.
 Paris Is Burning [J] from japanesesuperhero on Vimeo.
Thanks for the info Wolfgang. Can you email us with some information as to how we can reach you? Would like more insight on the subject. Thanks
Paris is Burning has become the most exploitative film ever made about an artistic LGBT community.
Director Jeannie Livingston was successfully sued by Octavia St. Laurent and she was never invited back by the Ball community, for years no still camera’s and video camera’s were allowed at balls because of Paris is Burning.
Unfortunately our own community is feeding right into the corporate propaganda machine to continue to disrespect this community and glamorize Jeannie’s exploitative film. This disgraceful director who came to this community for a school project and turned around and sold it to the Weinstein brothers for a profit without informing or sharing money with the ball community.
I am more than happy to introduce you to the Icons and Legends of the Ball community that are still alive today who would love to tell you their site of the story and how they feel about Paris is Burning and Jeannie Livingston.
Let their voices be heard not corporations or people that write stuff about our community.
Miss-guided people continue to glamorize the film “Paris is Burning” without ever talking to one Icon or Legend in the Ball community who are rejecting this film, it takes more courage to pick up the phone and actually talk to a real ball person and hear the real story, than paying attention to people who write stuff about this community who never speak to the ball historians or never do any fact checking.
Honorary House member of the House of Khan and Omni
I am also the director of “How Do I Look”, a positive documentary about the House Ball Community
and still active in this community after 17 years
Hello, thanks for the heads up. The only other one we were able to find has subtitles, but still works. Just posted up now. Thanks
I’m afraid the video above doesn’t exist anymore.
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