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It's been over thirty years since house and techno music exploded out of South Side Chicago and inner-city Detroit. In 1977 a DJ named Frankie Knuckles moved to Chicago to spin and remix disco records at an underground club called The Warehouse. Out of a fringe subculture that formed there - gay and African-American - house music would emerge to become one the biggest club music genres in the world. Meanwhile, young black futurists of Detroit channeled their city's post-industrial decay into a utopian machine music known as techno.
Traces the roots of this gay, Black and Latino dance form, which appropriates and plays with poses and images from mainstream fashion. This tape is a pre-Madonna primer that raises questions about race, sex and subcultural style. Dir. Jack Walworth, David Bronstein & Dorothy Low, 1989.