“Kiki” is a documentary about a culture coming together. LGTBQ club kids, friendlies and others form a community that allows them to be safe and free. Documentarian Sara Jordeno spends some time with them, as we get to see something that hasn’t been touched upon since Paris is Burning. Still, everything feels tame now. Ballroom culture has given way to enclaves upon enclaves of gay kids fulfilling the needs of their people. Healthcare, access and visibility are all at their fingertips.
While the kids aren’t perfect or get full representation, they are a lot better than they were a few decades back. Honestly, it reminds of that board game Cleveland plays in Family Guy. No one really wins, you just do a little better every time you play the game. There’s a lot of hope in those small victories and “Kiki” puts that on display for 94 minutes.
- Music Video
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1