Flaming Classics and the Frost Brings ‘Paris is Burning’ to FIU

Panthers, get ready to vogue, or at the very least, be inspired to watch the fiercest queens strike a pose or two or three in Paris is Burning. The screening, co-sponsored by The Frost Art Museum and Flaming Classics, is a part of the Frost’s Art After Stonewall exhibit, and will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the theatre in GC 140.

Whether you’re a fan of the House of Xtravaganza or Ninja, watch award winning footage captured in 1990 about ball culture as it was catching fire and spread into the mainstream through celebrities like Madonna. That same year, in Madonna’s “Vogue,” she featured members from the ball community in her MTV music video. This is also a fine way to meet the real life QTPOC stars who inspired Mock’s Emmy award winning POSE.

Following the screening, there will be a discussion about ball culture and the history of voguing as a form of dance and expression. Come on out–visitors will also get the chance to strut their stuff and learn the basics of voguing!


Farah Yamini, the Slut Positive Film Hoe, is a resident queer film enthusiast and disruptor extraordinaire.