The House Of Impossible Beauties | Joseph Cassara
A gritty and gorgeous debut inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning. New York City, 1980: Nowhere is the city's glamour and energy better reflected than in the burgeoning Harlem dance scene. Angel: Just seventeen years old and burnt by her traumatic past, she wants to create a family for those without.
Hector: When Angel falls in love with him, the two decide to set up the House of Xtravaganza, the first ever all-Latino house on the dance circuit. The Xtravaganzas: They are joined by Venus, Juanito and Daniel, all with their own devastating stories to tell, each determined to survive. Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, The House of Impossible Beauties is a gritty and gorgeous debut - a tragic story of love, family, and the dynamism of the human spirit.