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Summary A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

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Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 21 Critic Reviews
must-see
82
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 11 User Ratings
7.1
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Summary A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 21 Critic Reviews
82
95% Positive
20 Reviews
5% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 21 Critic Reviews
82
95% Positive
20 Reviews
5% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
0 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 11 User Ratings
7.1
73% Positive
8 Ratings
9% Mixed
1 Rating
18% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 11 User Ratings
7.1
73% Positive
8 Ratings
9% Mixed
1 Rating
18% Negative
2 Ratings

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Production Company Art Matters Inc., BBC Television, Edelman Family Fund, Miramax, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Off White Productions Inc., Prestige, The Jerome Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Paul Robeson Fund, WNYC-TV
Release Date Aug 1, 1991
Duration 1 h 18 m
Rating R
Tagline Having a ball...wish you were here
Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US
• 3 Wins & 3 Nominations
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination