Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Play It Forward (January 2015), Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007), and Down For Whatever (July 2005).
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Paris Is Burning
Thanks Rod for the reminder... as you often do of pop culture and issues resonating with our community...
Paris Is Burning is being released on DVD today. So all those old VHS tapes can go to the recycling bin.
The ball scene is something totally not West Coast. So I'm fascinated with it, every time I visit NYC. It's just fascinating. And fun to watch. Don't know why this never really picked up on West Coast, but that's for the scholars to figure out... lol. Paris Is Burning was my first glimpse, back in the day, of the ball scene.
Anyway, pick up your copy today. And check out Rod's site... again, and again, and again! fs
Author of 3 QPOC/LGBT novels: Down For Whatever (05); Right Side of the Wrong Bed (08); Play It Forward (January 2015). www.FrederickLSmith.com @fsmith827
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