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Joan Rivers Show Paris is Burning Episode from the 90’s

9 Jun

They give Joan a mini ball! She servers summer wear! Audience members Join in! Made for mainstream America but come one this is classic.

Director of Paris is Burning explaining “realness” in an anthropological manner is so amusing. Dorian Corey is such a lady. Joan doesn’t fully get it but she supports it! This was controversial¬† at the time.¬† But seriously, such an important film which I proudly own on VHS. Kids these days need to know where realness and shade were born, and how it wasn’t so easy when it started! Started at least back in the 50’s Pepper said.

There are more clips on you tube thanks to the awesome TheDramaStartsNow