Director Sheldon Larry says Madonna exploited the black gay ball scene
September 25, 2012 News

Director Sheldon Larry says Madonna exploited the black gay ball scene

Movie director Sheldon Larry released his movie “Leave It On The Floor” for which he enlisted the help of Beyoncé’s creative director Kim Burse and gave many parts in the movie to the young black men from the gay-ball community.

Larry, himself openly gay, claims that Madonna ripped off the black, gay community.

“Most of the kids in the ball world are runaways and throwaways.
They’ve been tossed out by their family because they are gay or transgender. They find each other on the street and they connect in the club. And every six or seven weeks, they stage a ball and compete in different category such as Voguing.
I used to see Madonna at these balls.
Her song ‘Vogue’ was taken out of this world and so was the dance.
In this film, I didn’t want to rip them off, as I felt Madonna had in the past.
I wanted to put these kids centre-stage and celebrate who they are by bringing positivity to the culture as a whole.”

Source: The Voice