Posts tagged "paris is burning"

Steven Tyler Dresses Up In Drag, Somehow References “Paris Is Burning”

If you had told me the lead singer of Aerosmith was going to dress up in drag and refer to himself as “Pepper LaBeija from the House of Labeija” two days ago, I would have punched you in your facehole. It’s a reference to the classic 1990 drag documentary “Paris Is Burning,” and probably went…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2013

The Life And Times Of Snookie Lanore

Drag balls are a vibrant part of gay urban culture; the 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning” perfectly encapsulated the showmanship, extravagance and fierceness of the underground parties, where contestants danced, vogued and walked off in “realness” battles. More than 20 years later, drag balls are still alive and well — and they’ve entranced a younger…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 7, 2011