Kiki: Sara Jordeno’s Swedish Docu (LGBTQ, Trans)

Sara Jordeno’s chronicle, Kiki, deals with the spiritual daughter of the New York City Ballroom scene, made popular by Madonna’s music video, “Vogue.”

As a dance form, Kiki offers a fierce and fluid expression of gender and sexuality, which goes way beyond eccentricity or flamboyance.

As a community of outsiders, it is a safe haven for young people of color whose sexuality carries with it the threat of violence in this day and age.

Kiki is a good companion piece to the seminal docu Paris is Burning celebrated the drag scene and voguing balls of 1980s New York.

In pop culture, TV is much more liberal and progressive than movies in dealing with various issues of trans, as evident in Transparent or Orange Is the New Black or Pose.

Running time: 94 Minutes