It’s kinda amazing…how the Ballroom/Voguing scene continues to grow, even in cities where most people have given up hope. Director Mollie Mills‘ documentary Vogue, Detroit takes a glimpse into the queer subculture in Detroit, and finds out that it’s about so much more than just dancing, or battling at a ball…real families have been constructed and offer practical life solutions to problems that have too often been ignored or under addressed in disenfranchised communities.
“Detroit was recently called one of the most dangerous places for LGBTQ youth in America”, says Mills. “There are over 13,000 youth in the states given foster care at any given time and a significant percentage identify as LGBTQ. Whether you’re homeless or not, the hate crime statistics are phenomenal. There’s no denying the ‘Detroit Decline’ but I was curious to find the underbelly, what makes Detroit tick and how youth culture thrives. What you can’t see but truly feel never left, is its essence.” (via Dazed Digital)
Check out the entire film below: