Paris is Burning on Broadway
Paper Magazine is reporting that the legendary gay documentary PARIS IS BURNING, Jennie Livingston’s look into the world of voguing and ball culture, may see light of day on Broadway. And that fact that PRECIOUS film director Lee Daniels is attached to the project makes me even more excited. The subject matter needs someone like Lee. He showed with PRECIOUS his ability to make the human spirit alive and well even within the most tragic situations. Which is precisely what the original PARIS IS BURNING does.
Paper started to ask who would be cast in the play and suggested Denzel Washington, who is way too old to be considered for Octavia. But I think Forest Whitaker would make an incredible Dorian Corey, who steals each and every scene in the classic gay flick.