There's a new film on the horizon capturing the underground ballroom scene that first caught mainstream attention with Jennie Livingston's legendary documentary Paris Is Burning.
Leave It On The Floor is an independent feature film musical with eleven original songs set in the contemporary ball culture of Los Angeles and unlike it's predecessor Paris Is Burning, this project is totally scripted and is at the helm of superstar Beyonce Knowles' creative team with music by Kim Burse and choreography by Frank Gaston.
Leave It On the Floor tells the story of Brad, our hero, who is thrown out of his dysfunctional home by his mother, Deondra. He steals his mother's car and travels into Los Angeles where, through a chance encounter, Brad, a little like Alice in Wonderland, stumbles into a noisy raucous, chaotic event and meets the ragtag members of the struggling House of Eminence.
Initially only looking for a place to sleep(and perhaps someone to sleep with), Brad ends up engaging with the colorful members of the house led by the indomitable house mother Queef Latina, herself an aging ball-legend and the fierce protectrice of her family. Laughter, tears, sex sirens, and butch queens up in pumps ensue and remarkably, Brad ends up finding an extraordinary home and loving, caring family in this, the strangest of places.
Directed by Sheldon Goff, Leave It On The Floor is set to be released in July. A Facebook page has been created to gather support for the film.
Take a first look at what promises to be an exciting theatrical event below: