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Leave It on the Floor (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 3 August 2012 (UK)
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Set in the ballroom world originally memorialized by the documentary Paris Is Burning, Leave It on the Floor is an original musical set in the scene in Los Angeles 2011.


Sheldon Larry


Glenn Gaylord
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ephraim Sykes ... Bradley Darnell Lyle
Andre Myers Andre Myers ... Carter
Phillip Evelyn Phillip Evelyn ... Princess Eminence (as Phillip Evelyn II)
Barbie-Q Barbie-Q ... Queef Latina
Cameron Koa Cameron Koa ... Duke Eminence
James Alsop James Alsop ... Eppie Durall
Metra Dee Metra Dee ... Deondra Lyle
De'Markes Dogan ... Caldwell Jones (as Demarkes Dogan)
Hailie Weaver Hailie Weaver ... Ball Cashier / Hailie Allure
D.J. Fatha Julz D.J. Fatha Julz ... MC at 1st and 3rd ball
Lady Red Couture Lady Red Couture ... Christina Allure
Roxy Wood ... Glam House Mother
Daveione Williams Daveione Williams ... House of Eminence Member / Voguer
Cornelius Wilson ... House of Eminence Member
Koreyo Kreame Koreyo Kreame ... House of Eminence Member / Voguer


Our African-American hero , Brad is bullied by his dysfunctional mom; he flees his home and by chance tumbles down the rabbit-hole into the LA ball scene where he finds a ragtag new famiiy. With music by Beyonce music director, Kim Burse, screenplay and lyrics by Glenn Gaylord choreography by Beyonce dance master, Frank Gatson Jr. and eye-popping visuals and direction by Sheldon Larry, the film is an ode to the wild funky and heart-aching life of this amazing underground. Written by Sheldon Larry

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Release Date:

3 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Queef Latina: I'm sorry, were you talking to me? I was glistening.
Bradley Darnell Lyle: Glistening?
Princess Eminence: Gay listening. You know, when you're talking to one man and you see another over his shoulder, but you're not really paying attention to what the first one has to say. Glistening.
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His Name is Shawn
Lyrics by Glenn Gaylord and Kim Burse
Music by Kim Burse, Britttani Washington and Jamie Gamble
Produced and Arranged by Kim Burse, Brittani Washington and Jamie Gamble
Vocal Production by Kim Burse, LeDon Smith and Sheldon Larry
Performed by Clent Bowers, CJ Emmons, Donald Webber Jr., Lady Red Couture, Phillip Evelyn,
Ledisi, Charlotte Crossley and Oren Waters
Additional Choir Vocals by Angela Fisher, Johnny Padio and Jermaine Sellers
Executive Produced by Sheldon Larry
Ledisi appears courtesy of Verve Records Universal
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A fun lighthearted musical, think a "Brown" Glee
27 February 2015 | by MadeofBocoteSee all my reviews

If you accept it for what it is, you will love it. This WILL be a cult classic.

It's a fun, enjoyable and touching story about a young gay man who runs away from home.

He starts out as a petty thief and meets a guy he likes who then introduces him to the ballroom scene. The story of his "house mother" is also told as she struggles to survive with a lover who is incarcerated. We also explore the lines between masculinity and femininity, as well as the creativity and competition that goes into the dazzling costumes of the ballroom scene.

Lady Gaga has nothing on the blood and sweat that goes into these expressions of society's rejected souls.

One of the highlights is at the bowling alley, where you will feel empowered to knock down the pins of life.

The music is wonderful and while some are fun and light, as the film closes, I dare you to not be touched during the very telling exposition of the consequences of homophobia in the black community.

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