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Hot to Trot

Director - Gail Freedman
Run Time - 88 minutes
Language - English
Format - Digital
Year - 2017
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interests- Cultural Studies, Dance, LGBTQ Studies, Music, New Releases, Performance, Sexuality

Institutional DVD Price: $295

Mad Hot Ballroom meets Paris is Burning in this entertaining documentary set in the swinging world of same-sex competitive ballroom dancing.

Hot to Trot goes inside that fascinating but little-known world, which is surging in popularity, remaking lives and bodies, along with popular culture and gender politics. Following four magnetic men and women on and off the dance floor over a four-year period, the film is not only an immersive character study (and an idiosyncratic attack on bigotry) but a rousing, powerful story that unfurls with the rhythms and energy of dramatic cinema.

"Winner - Audience Award" - NewFest: New York's LGBT Film Festival

"A lovely, graceful documentary...captures the beauty and energy of the dancers. This fine doc is such a crowd-pleaser!" - Gay City News

"This tremendously entertaining documentary highlights the culture & art of dance as it profiles the compelling stories of 4 international dancers." - Out Magazine

"A beautiful portrait of the same-sex dance scene." - Dancing Times Magazine

"Highlights its role not only as a form of storytelling-in-motion but as an empowering vehicle for political and social engagement...interweaving the threads of art and activism...an eye-opening piece." - AfterEllen