Episode 42 sees James and Dan from a Gay and a Non Gay podcast return, this time its James’ choice, the 1990 American documentary about ballroom culture in New York City in the 1980s.

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Forget what you think you know about voguing, fishy realness and drag queens – this is the ultimate history in drag culture. 80s New York City was a changing time, this documentary follows the different ‘houses’ (LaBeija, Xtravagnza, Ninja), voguing and living their, often dangerous, lives on the streets.

The end result is a complex performance of race, gender, class among the African-American and Latino communities and their different identities. The documentary offers an insight into this vibrant, underground world, never judging or making assumptions about its queens.


Scoring overall 4.2 – a very high score for a documentary (despite low repeat viewing score) and there was a LOT of love for it from the Twitter reviewers. Highly recommended – even for the drag-phobics!

What do you guys think? Have you seen Paris is Burning? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #042 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #042 Crew of James Barr @imjamesbarr and Dan Hudson @danhudson from A Gay and a NonGay @gaynongay

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

Countdown to Death: Pablo Escobar

Through rare interviews, images and wiretap audio, this documentary reconstructs the last nine years of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s life.

Added: 22nd January 2018

The Belko Experiment

Instructed via intercom to kill two people in the next half hour, 80 American expats in Bogotá turn on each other in a desperate attempt to survive.

Added: 21st January 2018

The Brothers Grimsby

When a smooth MI6 assassin embarks on a dangerous mission that reunites him with his happy, numbskull brother, they must team up to save the world.

Added: 20th January 2018

Final Portrait

After agreeing to sit for a portrait, writer James Lord gets an intimate glimpse of the erratic genius of acclaimed Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti.

Added: 20th January 2018

The Open House

Following a tragedy, a mother and her teen son move to a relative’s vacant vacation home, where eerie and unexplained forces conspire against them.

Added: 19th January 2018


Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

The Devils Own

Set on avenging his father’s death, an Irish Republican Army terrorist sails to America on a mission to buy weapons from an underground arms dealer.

Leaving: 31st January 2018


An abused wife realizes her husband isn’t the wonderful man she once thought he was. When she escapes with her daughter, he pursues them relentlessly.

Leaving: 31st January 2018

Catch and Release

A young woman rebuilding her life after her fiancé’s death uncovers hidden secrets that make her feel as if she’s mourning a stranger.

Leaving: 31st January 2018

Look Who’s Talking Too

Mollie, James and Mikey return for more baby time in this hilarious sequel — and now, they’ve added a new baby girl named Julie to the mix.

Leaving: 31st January 2018


A disillusioned inventor and a bright teenager with a thirst for science embark on a dangerous mission to unlock the secrets of an alternate reality.

Leaving: 2nd February 2018


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