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Queerty interviews Lucas Hildebrand about Paris Is Burning (Jun 2014)


Queerty interviews author Lucas Hildebrand about his book Paris Is Burning: A Queer Film Classic and its subject, the classic 1990 film about New York's drag ball scene, directed by Jennie Livingston.

'I can't imagine the world without the film because it seems to be about everything in our culture and to have been so productive for contemporary queer culture. Thereís a reason that RuPaul's 'Drag Race' references it all the time, particularly whenever that show offers a tutorial on gay culture and herstory. The film models what scholars such as Jose Munoz have called 'queer worldmaking.'"

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