Kiki ★★★½

I've never seen Paris Is Burning, but I might after watching Kiki to get a sense of how movements such as this one evolve over the years. These days, the "kiki" scene in New York City's Greenwich Village is a place for inner-city LGBT youth to congregate and find acceptance apart from an otherwise hostile community. Director Sara Jordenö shows the viewer the glamor of the de facto alliance, while also providing glimpses into the personal lives of the members who participate. Their struggles are alternately heart-warming and heart-breaking, each in its unique way. These stories lend a necessary backbone to the eye-opening documentary.

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