A Child of House
I love house music. I think that it stands in the EDM crowded field as kind of the fairy godfather of fun nights.
Funny how time flies. It's been a year since I went to see the new place the Frankie Knuckles mural was going to have. I know House music is not really everybody's cup of tea (it shouldn't be, of course) but I really enjoy it. I appreciate its queer origins and the fact that brown and black queer people basically gave birth to it as a genre.
The escape that music provides for queer people in big (and small) cities does not go unnoticed in some circles. Take this documentary about Shaun Wright and how the intersectionality of gender expression, sexuality, art and race collide.
House music provides a space for queer youth of color to express themselves in a safe space. And that is something that I can always appreciate. And after you watch what Shaun has to say, go ahead and click on that video below that will tell you more about House music and where it came from.
A Child Of House follows Shaun J. Wright as he takes us through his roots in vogueing/ballroom culture and house music.
DIRECTED BY: SERGE GARCIA
SHAUN J. WRIGHT
Set in the world of underground club culture, SUBTERRANEANS shares stories in dance music's queer underground.