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Fabulous’ movie review : the tale of Lasseindra Ninja finally going home

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  This documentary by director Audrey Jean-Baptiste is  the heartwarming story of a queer French Guiana kid  known as Xavier who left his home country as it was impossible to be his true self.  He put several thousands miles between his  biological family and him and landed in New York,  and very quickly found a … Continue reading



Deep In Vogue : Manchester stitches together a new look from second hand material

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  Voguing and the ballroom scene of Harlem have created cultural ripples through the decades and across continents. It has been appropriated, reassembled, packaged, sold and on many occasions sold out. Madonna was one of the first mainstream artists to acknowledge it in a very visible way but there are shards of its impact on … Continue reading



‘Walk’ : a look back at ‘Voguing’.

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As witnessed with the recent Sundance of the stunning documentary Kiki, ‘voguing’ is still very much alive and well in N.Y.  The outside world first got to know about it back in 1990 with Jenni Livingston’s Paris Is Burning which became the definitive film about the history of ball-culture, but now another ‘new’ record of … Continue reading



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