Paris is Burning

Directed by Jennie Livingston


Keywords: drag queen, homosexuality, transgender

For: adults

Trigger warnings: nudity, homophobia, physical abuse, psychological abuse, verbal abuse


A chronicle of New York’s drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.


Review :

This is a powerful documentary where we learn the origins of drag, but also where we learn about the reality of the LGBTQ+ community of the 80s in New York. We understand the origins of many expressions of the show RuPaul’s Drag Race. We grow attached to the characters and it brings us back in time.