Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Paris Is Burning

The Film Experience is celebrating Jennie Livingston’s brilliant documentary “Paris Is Burning” by asking us to share our favorite image from the movie. Here’s mine:

Venus Xtravaganza in Paris Is Burning

Venus Xtravaganza is one of the most fascinating (no small feat in a film so rich in interesting characters) and ultimately tragic figures of “Paris Is Burning.” I like this shot because not only do we get to see her right in her element, we also get to look over her shoulder and experience the things that draw her to walking: being looked at, being photographed, being celebrated for her true magnificent self.

“Paris Is Burning” is streaming on Netflix. And it’s worth it.

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