How Voguing Caught Fire in LGBTQ Mexico City

A new docuseries chronicles how the ballroom scene is developing around the world.

The Category Is, an anthology series from the streaming service Revry, shows how international LGBTQ communities are embracing the art form that began with queer people of color in New York City.

The clip below from The Category Is … Mexico City details how voguing — thanks in part to the groundbreaking 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning as well as FX’s Pose — caught fire in the Mexican capital only three years ago. Today, as the video shows, it has become a vital part of queer self-expression and safe spaces in the city.

The Category Is is a continuation of the GLAAD Award-winning editorial episodic series, House of Mamis, produced by Into and created by Ocean Vashti Jude and Lauren E. Zubia Calsada.

Watch the clip below, and don’t miss the full docuseries premiering February 7 on Revry.