Je suis fier. McLaren gave the tape to his collaborators Mark Moore and William Orbit, who used numerous samples from the soundtrack for their remix of the song. Drag is presented as a complex performance of gender, class, and race, and a way to express one's identity, desires and aspirations. Jennie Livingston, who moved to New York after graduating from Yale to work in film and spent six years making Paris Is Burning, interviews key figures in the ball world. According to Livingston, the documentary is a multi-leveled exploration of an African-American and Latino subculture that serves as a microcosm of fame, race, and wealth in the larger US culture.
See all the Body Art photos in this set:
ExisTrans' 68 - 06Oct07, Paris France by philippe leroyer. Some critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. ExisTrans' 69 - 06Oct07, Paris France by philippe leroyer.
PS, I did a cleavage before: