WorldCat Identities

St. Laurent, Octavia

Works: 2 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 477 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: HQ76.2.U52, 306.778
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Octavia St. Laurent
Paris is burning by Jennie Livingston( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about gay street gangs in New York and the Harlem Balls, where the contestants compete in drag for various categories including Best Dressed Butch Queens, Evening Wear and Executive. Made over three years between 1986 and 1989 it portrays a section of society fighting back with ironic revenge on straight culture
How do I look : from fantasy to reality( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary capturing the Harlem "Ball" traditions that originated in the 70's, historical off shoots of the Harlem "Drag Balls" of the 20's. Because of the loss of hundreds of members of the "Ball" community due to the HIV epidemic, How Do I Look recorded an important aspect of the history and legacy. Focuses primarily on the icon and legends Pepper Labeija, Willi Ninja, Tracy Africa, Kevin Omni and Octavia St. Laurent, who took their talents outside the "Ball" community successfully and opened many doors for their community
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.35 for Paris is b ... to 0.54 for How do I l ...)

English (15)