And speaking of Paris Is Burning (see 2 posts below)… another press release from my inbox…
SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Inspired by the “vogueing” sensation featured in the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning, Sheldon Larry’s exuberant musical Leave it on the Floor debuts on DVD August 14th from Wolfe Video. It will be available early across all digital platforms on July 24th. With music by Beyonce music director Kim Burse, screenplay and lyrics by Glenn Gaylord, choreography by Beyonce dance master, Frank Gatson Jr. and eye-popping visuals and direction by Sheldon Larry, the film is an ode to the wild funky and heart-aching life of this underground subculture. The score is an impressive mix of hip-hop, techno and house and gives the entire film its heart-pumping pulse; the dance numbers and choreography bring it alive.
Thrown out of his home by his dysfunctional mother, Brad (Ephraim Sykes) steals her car and travels into Los Angeles where, through a chance encounter, he stumbles into a noisy raucous, chaotic event and meets the ragtag members of the struggling House of Eminence. Initially only looking for a place to sleep (and perhaps someone to sleep with), Brad ends up engaging with the colorful members of the house led by the indomitable house mother Queef Latina (Barbie-Q), herself an aging ball-legend and the fierce protectrice of her family. Laughter, tears, sex sirens, and butch queens up in pumps ensue and remarkably, Brad ends up finding an extraordinary home and loving, caring family in this, the strangest of places.
Leave it on the Floor has a running time of 107 minutes and is not rated. The DVD will feature extras including music videos and interviews with cast and crew.
Consumers can purchase from retailers nationwide or order DVDs by calling 1-800-GET-WOLFE or visiting www.WolfeVideo.com.
Consumers looking to rent or download Leave it on the Floor will find it available on multiple Internet, VOD and broadcast platforms.