August 8, 1991 |
The Christian Film and Television Commission, an Atlanta-based media watchdog organization, is calling for "all moral Americans" to boycott "Paris Is Burning," a documentary look at the Harlem transvestite scene and the drag-ball "voguing" competitions in which blacks and Latinos mimic the preening of fashion models. The making of the film was partially funded by a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
August 4, 1991 |
How far would you go to get into a movie premiere? The documentary "Paris Is Burning," a movie about the Manhattan subculture of drag balls and vogueing, premieres Wednesday night with a benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles. For the party afterward at the Catch One discotheque, the invitation specifies: "Come to Catch One in full drag to be admitted free." For those who prefer to stick to the more predictable clothes of their gender, admission is $30.