Friday, November 14, 2008
As i promised here is the update...
Octavia St. Laurent
all the names written above had the main focus in " PARIS IS BURNING "
but what happened when the camera stopped filming and life continues did
they get recognition did there dream come true? did they survive?
Dorian Corey; Dorian died of AIDS in New York, 29 August 1993.
After Corey's death, the mummified body of Robert Worley (aka Robert Wells),
was found in Corey's belongings with a gunshot wound to the head
Pepper LaBeija; Pepper Suffered from diabetes for many years and had both feet amputated before dying of a heart attack in New York, May 14 2003
Willi Ninja; The most successful of all the characters. The movie served as a springboard for Willi. He parlayed his appearance into performances with a
number of dance troupes and choreography gigs. His style served as an
inspiration to Madonna, who used it in her 1990 hit song and music video
"Vogue." Willi was a featured dancer in many music videos including Malcolm
McLaren's "Deep In Vogue" and "I Can't Get No Sleep" by Masters At Work
featuring India. In 1994, he released his single "Hot" (another Masters At
Work production) on Nervous Records. Willi's later career included runway
modeling for Jean-Paul Gaultier, performing with dance companies under Karole
Armitage, providing instruction to Paris Hilton on perfecting her walk.
He opened a modeling agency, Elements of Ninja, in 2004, and made an
appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Willi was also prominently featured in
the 2006 documentary release How Do I Look directed by Wolfgang Busch.
Ninja died of AIDS-related heart failure in New York City on September 2, 2006.
Octavia St. Laurent; Octavia is the only one that is still alive. She was
featured in the 2003 release of the documentary How Do I Look, she was using
the name Heavenly Angel Octavia St. Laurent Manolo Blahnik.
She discusses her drug use, sex work, and fight with AIDS
Angie Xtravaganza; Angie/Anji Xtravaganza died in New York at age 27 from an AIDS-related liver disease
Venus Xtravaganza; Died in 1989.According to her drag mother
Anji Xtravaganza, Venus Xtravaganza was found strangled and stuffed
under the bed in a New York hotel in 1989. Her body was discovered by
a stranger four days after her death.
Posted by Jeaniuss at 12:22 PM