Voguing

RIP Malcolm McLaren

Article: RIP Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm McLaren has died and with him goes a remarkable piece of counter-culture history. McLaren discovered the Sex Pistols. He managed the New York Dolls. He dated and helped create the empire of Vivienne Westwood. He made some great albums. And way before Madonna caught on he discovered the voguing houses. See above. A piece…

Paris has burned

Article: Paris has burned

Paris is Burning still remains a gay cult classic. Jennie Livingston’s documentary from 1990 about the voguing balls of New York City is full of one-liners, but also of sadness: AIDS, discrimination, drugs, poverty, etc. It was both uplifting and tragic. It’s a rollercoaster of a film.