Get ready for Ryan Murphy’s Pose by watching Paris is Burning this weekend

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There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend.

What to watch

Paris is Burning is Jennie Livingston’s 1991 documentary about the subculture of black and Latinx gay men and transgender women who competed in drag balls in New York City in the late 1980s. A Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner and a surprise arthouse hit, Paris is Burning is a landmark film in queer cinema, which introduced a lot of straight…

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