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Genre: Documentary

Duration: 78 Minutes

Rating: 14A

Paris is Burning – Fruit Salad Mix & Mingle

Fruit Salad Movie Night

Doors open at 6:30 pm for a Mix and Mingle.

Fruit Salad aims to respond to the lack of spaces dedicated to queer & questioning women, trans masc, trans femme and gender non-conforming folks.

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 Casey, 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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