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Paris Is Burning, Funny Girl Among Movies Added to the National Film Registry


On Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced the 25 films to be inducted into the National Film Registry for preservation due to their, "cultural, historic or aesthetic importance"—and quite a few of them are queer, queer, queer!

Inductees include the Barbra Streisand musical Funny Girl, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1969 and the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning, which documented the lives of drag queens living in New York City (and undoubtedly paved the way for the success of RuPaul's Drag Race). 

Also on the list is the feminist road movie Thelma and Louise, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, John Hughes' The Breakfast Club, and Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride—oh, and The Lion King!

If you haven't seen some of these classic films, you've got some watching to do! If America says they're must-sees, then one must do their civic duty.

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