Paris is Burning is streaming on the Criterion Channel and available on DVD and BluRay from the Criterion Collection. This 2K restoration is accompanied by extras including two hours of never-before-seen outtakes; a roundtable with Sol Pendavis and Freddie Pendavis (AKA Dr Sol Williams and Skylar King), and Jennie Livingston, moderated by filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris; essay by filmmaker Michelle Parkerson; reprint of essay with poet Essex Hemphill; interview with Gisele Xtravaganza, mother of the House of Xtravaganza; interview with filmmaker/film critic Jenni Olson, and more.
On November 19, 2017, The New York Times distributed a a pullout edition of the paper for kids.
Wesley Morris, cultural critic, compiled "12 films to See Before You Turn 13," and included Paris is Burning, about which he wrote: "Jennie Livingston spent years observing competing enclaves of drag queens. Seeing her documentary as soon as possible means you can spend the rest of your life having its sense of humanity amuse, surprise and devastate you, over and over."
The list included Princess Mononoke, Do the Right Thing, and Die Hard.