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Lee Daniels Digs Into Drag Ball Culture In New Drama For Showtime

There’s no moss growing on Precious director Lee Daniels: We recently reported he signed a deal to revamp Valley of the Dolls for NBC, and now comes news that he’s doing a new drama for Showtime that delves into New York’s legendary drag ball scene. Daniels, whose next feature film is 2012’s The Paper Boy with Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey, is teaming up with Temple Grandin writer W. Merritt Johnson on the currently-untitled project.

For those children unfamiliar with ball culture, watch this clip from Jennie Livingston’s 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning. In fact, order the film from NetFlix right now. Mo-del!


By:           Dan Avery
On:           Oct 11, 2011
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  • 4 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      “Daniels, whose next feature film is 2012?s The Paper Boy with Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey”
      __________________________________________________

      Wow, that casting has bomb dripping from it.

      Oct 11, 2011 at 8:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shannon
      shannon

      THESE BALLS….VOGUE…ALL THAT ORIGINATED IN NY…CHICAGO WITH THE BLACK/RICAN/DOMINICAN MEN….THEN MADONNA…AND OTHERS CAME AND STOLE IT…LIKE ALL ELSE

      Oct 12, 2011 at 12:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • doublestandard
      doublestandard

      LOGO TAKE NOTES.
      Now someone tell me why didn’t Logo go after something like this?

      Oct 12, 2011 at 8:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkskin bttms R survivors
      darkskin bttms R survivors

      @doublestandard: Exactly, but we all know why..

      Oct 12, 2011 at 8:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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