How Do I Look (2006) (film)
How Do I Look is an award-winning documentary about the vogue (dance) that emerged out of the Harlem Drag Ball community. Dancers enter (or "walk") in competitive battles known as Balls to win trophies in various categories. They are judged based on their dancing skills, appearance, and attitude. How Do I Look documents some of these fierce competitions, revealing with a respectful sensibility that these Balls create a community for an underground LGBT subculture that has had to overcome adversity and discrimination.
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Vogue (dance) documentary
Directors. How Do I Look was directed by Wolfgang Busch, with Kevin Omni and Luna Khan serving as assistant directors.
Starring. The documentary featured several dancers, artists, fashion designers and models -- some who gained in prominence after Hollywood misappropriated Ball culture, and others, who were overlooked, but whose contributions to vogue dancing and fashions gave the Ballroom community its sizzle.
Production. How Do I Look was filmed in New York City and Philadelphia over a 10-year period. It premiered at the NewFest Film Festival in New York City in June 2006.
Critical Reception. How Do I Look has received media acclaim and awards for its faithful chronicling of ball culture. Because the documentary was genuine to its subject matter, How Do I Look has become the subject of university theses papers and lectures.