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Paris Is Burning

Jennie Livingston USA, 1990

Frankly, Mr. Shankly's rating of the film Paris brennt

A fun ride, but also a brutal/bitter one. More than a "fabulous" doc on NYC ball culture, the film provides a brave social commentary on marginalized Black, Latino, gay and transgender communities during the 80's. It depicts exemplarily the strong sense of community between these groups, neglected by their families and forced to survive in a society that does not understand them. A real achievement in Queer Cinema.