Precious director Lee Daniels has been keeping REALLY busy!
Last we heard from Daniels, he had signed on to write/direct an upcoming Valley of the Dolls TV series for NBC.
Now, Daniels has teamed up with Temple Grandin writer W. Merritt Johnson for a new Showtimes series, which "is set in New York City and centers on the disenfranchised multicultural transgender youth of the Ball subculture…"
Here's more info about the history of the subculture:
"Some say the roots of the New York ball house culture can be traced to the 1930s,when the first underground drag balls were held in and around New York City by white men in gay bars, while others argue that it evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1960s."
"Today’s underground ball house society consists of New York City’s disadvantaged black, Latino, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual communities who come together to compete for trophies and prizes. They all belong to different fraternity-like 'houses,' or 'drag families,' that serve as surrogate families for their members banded together under one leader. Their 'voguing' dance style, in which competitors freeze to pose in glamorous positions, was re-created in Madonna’s Vogue video."
How interesting! Definitely sounds like this one could be worth checking out!
What do U think? Will U check out Lee Daniels/Showtime's upcoming LGBT series???
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