I'm Your Venus
World Premiere

I'm Your Venus

Spotlight Documentary
Feature | United States | 80 MINUTES | English
Documentary, LGBTQIA+

This moving and timely documentary sets the stage for the investigation of the unsolved murder of Venus Xtravaganza, one of the iconic stars of Paris Is Burning, the legendary 1990 documentary about drag queens in the ballroom scene of New York City. Venus died during that film’s shoot and now, 35 years later, the spotlight is back on Venus as her two families — biological and ballroom — stand united to discover the truth, challenge the system and honor the legacy of their sister. The road for justice is a difficult one as they revisit old wounds, examining every event and detail to find a path toward healing and positive change. 

Kim Reed’s I’m Your Venus is in many ways an extension of Paris Is Burning, as it brings to light once again the intersectionality within the trans community. While the stark and somber reality of the murder is ever-present, the film overflows with love and celebration for the life of Venus, displayed through the music and ballroom performances complete with sashays, fierce poses and death drops. Venus’ story is ultimately a cathartic journey to healing and celebrating a burning flame dimmed too soon.––Matt Dy


Cast & Credits
Directed by
Kimberly Reed
Editor
Eric Metzgar, Dava Whisenant
Director
Kimberly Reed
Producers
Jamie Schutz, Steven Cantor, Mike Stafford
Directors of Photography
Rose Bush, Joshua Z Weinstein
Supervising Editor
Dava Whisenant, ACE
Editors
Eric Daniel Metzgar, Michael Palmieri
Co-Editor
Sasha Friedlander
Assistant Editors
Donal Mosher, Taina Carrion-Perez
Executive Producers
Jonovia Chase, Dominique Jackson, Henry Schleiff, Courtney Sexton

Contacts
US Sales Contact
Rob Williams
Participant
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: 310 550 5100
rwilliams@participant.com
International Sales Contact
Rob Williams
Participant
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: 310 550 5100
rwilliams@participant.com
Press Contact
RJ Millard
Obscured Pictures
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212 620 0727
rj@obscuredpictures.com
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