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Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

9 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library DVD 306.778 PAR (Text) 33500013216213 Main On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library DVD 306.778 PAR (Text) 33500013211867 Main On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681436982
  • ISBN: 1681436981
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Criterion collection.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from sell sheet.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Special features: new conversation between Jennie Livingston, abll community members ; never-before-seen outtakes ; episodes of The Joan River show from 1991; trailer and more.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dorian Corey, Pepper Labeija, Willi Ninja, Venus Xtravaganza.
Summary, etc.:
Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City₂s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, it offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion ₁houses,₂ from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R; for language and sexuality.
System Details Note:
DVD; full screen (1.33:1).
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: African American gay men > New York (State) > New York.
Gay culture > New York (State) > New York.
Cross-dressers > New York (State) > New York > Social life and customs.
Gay men > New York (State) > New York > Social life and customs.
Voguing (Dance) > New York (State) > New York.
Drag balls > New York (State) > New York.
New York (N.Y.) > Social life and customs.
African American gay men.
Drag balls.
Gay culture.
Gay men > Social life and customs.
Manners and customs.
Voguing (Dance)
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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