thee debauchery Ball
Thee Debauchery Ball tells the story of a single house music event that was intended to pay reverence to the original intention of House Music culture of Chicago and grew to become the only fetish-themed, BDSM friendly, body-positive, house party in the city.
It has helped redefine Black music, community, art, and sexuality. All topics that are often maligned in the Black community. The documentary tells the personal story of the founder, the DJs and the participants who look upon this event as a bastion of freedom and an escape from preconceived notions.
City Vanguard was honored to screenThee Debauchery Ball at the Black Midwest Symposium. They created this wonderful anthology of writings from the participants and an essay I wrote about Thee Debauchery Ball was included. If you are interested, pre-sales are available now and the book officially goes on sale on September 1st. Thank you to Tara Betts and everyone that made this happen.