As a gay New Yorker I feel that it is my civic duty to share this fascinating article on a subculture few outside of certain groups even know exists. What is interesting is that this article examines Balls in Chicago-which provides an interesting comparison to the new York Scene.
And if you don’t know what vogueing is, I suggest you watch Paris is Burning.
As Dorian Corey once said “SHADE IS I DON’T TELL YOU YOU’RE UGLY BUT I DONT HAVE TO TELL YOU BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU’RE UGLY…AND THATS SHADE.”
The film is a must, a way in which mainstream (white) America can look into a world that lives right below the surfece-a world of glamor, power, shade, hate, love, family, and of course…vogueing.
“Having a ball…wish you were here”