By the way, for a fabulous overview of the "House Ball Scene" that appears regionally in the subculture of some queer peoples of color, please listen to the tenth episode of "Oh God, I'm Gay" - a podcast by Alicia Ross. She interviews trans-woman Angelika Torres, whose "house father" gave her her name.


lady brett said...

there's a good documentary film on this subject called Paris Is Burning

Ms. Avarice said...

Yes, I have heard of this one and of The Aggressives, but I'm waiting to get my hands on a copy of the films - I feel so out of the loop!