Paris is Burning – The Remix
Paris is Burning is one of my favorite documentaries ever. It is the story of the underground gay Ballroom scene of the late 80s, where trends like “Voguing” (yes, as in Madonna’s “Vogue”) originated. It is a fascinating and complex look into one of the most influential sub-cultures in modern times (like Madonna, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Beyonce and Lady Gaga are directly influenced by the gay Ballroom scene in some way or another).
My friend/co-worker Rachel, another “Paris is Burning” fan, told me about this amazing remix by Crystal Castles featuring scenes from the film. Watch it because it’s pretty amazing, then discover the documentary because it’s an epic, must-see piece of work.