One of the true pioneers in the art of Voguing passed away recently, Mr. Willie Ninja. I loved watching him perform, he was as flexible as a pretzel! I decided to post my favorite music video that featured him, Queen Latifah's Come Into My House. Queen was one of the first artists to feature voguing in a music video, most people credit Madonna (yuck) as being first but that's simply not true. Madonna's video just reached a wider audience. If you are not familiar with Mr. Ninja's work, you can see older footage of him in the documentary film Paris is Burning and in the more recent film How Do I Look which can be purchased at www.HowDoILooknyc.org. Both are truly great films. Rest in peace Willie Ninja, a true innovator.
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