Paris is Burning
利文斯顿出生在德克萨斯州的达拉斯，两岁时随家人搬到了洛杉矶并在那里长大，。她是三个兄弟姐妹中最小的一个，有两个哥哥。利文斯顿就读于比佛利山庄高中，1983年毕业于耶鲁大学，在那里她学习了摄影、绘画，辅修了英国文学。她在耶鲁大学上学时的其中一位老师是摄影师托德 · 帕佩格里。利文斯顿于 1984 年在纽约大学参加了暑期电影制作课程。她是已故电影导演艾伦·帕库拉的侄女，曾在他 1987 年的电影《孤儿》的艺术部门工作；他鼓励她拍第一部电影。她是一名女同性恋，住在布鲁克林。她是犹太人。
Cast｜Dorian Corey, Pepper Labeija, Venus Xtravaganza
Production Company｜Academy Entertainment Off White Productions
This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their “house” culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey.
Livingston was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Los Angeles, where her family moved when she was two years old. She is the youngest of three siblings, with two older brothers. Livingston attended Beverly Hills High School and graduated from Yale University in 1983, where she studied photography, drawing, and painting with a minor in English Literature. One of her teachers at Yale was the photographer Tod Papageorge. Livingston took a summer filmmaking class at New York University in 1984. She is the niece of the late film director Alan J. Pakula and worked in the art department on his 1987 film Orphans; he encouraged her to make her first film. She is an out lesbian and lives in Brooklyn. She is Jewish.