Watch: Trailer for 'Kiki' Documents Youth LGBTQ Ballroom Scene
A trailer for the film "Kiki," which documents the lives of LGBTQ youth in New York City's ballroom scene, has been released. The film, which is released by Sundance Selects will arrive in select theaters and on VOD on February 24.
Twenty-five years after "Paris Is Burning" introduced the art of voguing to the world, "Kiki" revisits New York City's thriving underground ballroom scene. It's a larger-than-life world in which LGBTQ youths of color are empowered by staging elaborate dance competitions that showcase their dynamic choreography, fabulous costumes, and fierce attitude. It's also a safe haven for struggling, at-risk teens who find acceptance, support, and friendship within the Kiki community.
Granted intimate access to the scene, filmmaker Sara Jordenö introduces viewers to some of Kiki culture's most prominent personalities, going beyond the glamor of the balls to highlight the serious challenges facing queer black and Latino young people. Bringing together heartrending personal stories with incredible displays of creative expression,
"Kiki" is "exhilarating...an indelible, must-see ode to gay New York" (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times).