December #87 : In Vogue - by Suzy Martin

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December 2002

In Vogue

by Suzy Martin

How Do I Look?—the drag-ballroom community’s own answer to Jennie Livingston’s big-ticket docu Paris Is Burning (1990)has street cred but few funders, long delaying the project’s release. Director Wolfgang Busch has promised royalties to every diva who works it; participants have planned an arts and HIV prevention program for youth in Harlem with the proceeds. The film features breathtaking Vogue and Futuristic performances, plus straight-shooting interviews with Burning’s Octavia St. Laurent on surviving AIDS; Carmen Xtravaganza on castration, fashion design and being mother of the House of Xtravaganza; and AIDS funeral footage flowing into an animation sequence of viral agents attacking CD4s. Sound cool? To donate, click on—and look for Look at festivals next year, with a college tour by its stars talking up prevention.

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