World of Wonder http://worldofwonder.net World of Wonder Productions Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:16:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 World of Wonder presents East London Drag Docu “DRESSED AS A GIRL” IT’S BEYOND!!! http://worldofwonder.net/world-wonder-presents-east-london-drag-docu-dressed-girl-beyond/ http://worldofwonder.net/world-wonder-presents-east-london-drag-docu-dressed-girl-beyond/#respond Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:16:31 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=309240 East London’s alternative drag scene seemed to explode in the early 2000’s, and at the front of the trashy revolution were a handful of queens, featured in the new documentary Dressed As A Girl. I witnessed the whole shape-shifting first hand while living in London right at the beginning, hanging with my bestie and one […]

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East London’s alternative drag scene seemed to explode in the early 2000’s, and at the front of the trashy revolution were a handful of queens, featured in the new documentary Dressed As A Girl. I witnessed the whole shape-shifting first hand while living in London right at the beginning, hanging with my bestie and one of the stars of the film, Scottee (pictured below). “Was our scene truly alternative? I think it was, says Scottee. But with the commercial successes of Drag Race, Little Britain & Gaga (for better or worse), what we did seems less scary to the outside world – perhaps we exist in a new post-drag world. My ego would love to tell you London has been influenced by us, but I don’t think it has. I think our legacy is yet to be fulfilled, but it won’t be because we wore outré outfits!”

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Director Colin Rothbart spent five years following the principal characters who talk about their dragtastic times and the personal demons that often hide beneath the mascara. Starring Jonny Woo, Scottee,  Holestar (WOW contributor), Amber, John Sizzle and Pia Arber. Producers include World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, and Chris Amos. If you’re in London, check out the world premiere during the BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Get tix HERE! If you’re in NYC, you can see Jonny Woo LIVE in his new show Drag Queen In A Coma on March 13.

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Let’s End Our Friday with a Little Meryl Streep: Here’s the “Into the Woods” Song You Never Got Hear Her Sing http://worldofwonder.net/lets-end-friday-little-meryl-streep-heres-woods-song-never-got-hear-sing/ http://worldofwonder.net/lets-end-friday-little-meryl-streep-heres-woods-song-never-got-hear-sing/#respond Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:19:02 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=309235 “She’ll Be Back” is a song that Stephen Sondheim wrote for Meryl Streep’s witch character that was left on the cutting room floor for some capricious reason. It did, however, make it into the extras on Blu-Ray/digital version of the film though, and now we get to enjoy it in all its glory. It takes place […]

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“She’ll Be Back” is a song that Stephen Sondheim wrote for Meryl Streep’s witch character that was left on the cutting room floor for some capricious reason. It did, however, make it into the extras on Blu-Ray/digital version of the film though, and now we get to enjoy it in all its glory.

It takes place right after the witch’s confrontation with Rapunzel, featuring a bitter witch lying to herself about the personality of her “daughter” and the fallout of her own selfish actions that drove her away. The song will be included in the Blu-Ray/digital versions of the film when it’s released on March 24th, but you can watch the cut scene (via Towleroad)

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Who Will Play the New Spider-Man: Dylan O’Brien or Logan Lerman? (Or What About Devin Druid?) http://worldofwonder.net/will-play-new-spider-man-dylan-obrien-logan-lerman-hey-maybe-devin-druid/ http://worldofwonder.net/will-play-new-spider-man-dylan-obrien-logan-lerman-hey-maybe-devin-druid/#respond Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:05:41 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=309226 Andrew Garfield is too old, of course. And after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 received – how shall we say? – somewhat tepid reviews, he’s OUT. Sony needs to reboot the franchise AGAIN, with someone young and dynamic. Enter WOW Report favorite Dylan O’Brien, who will probably owe me a percentage off the back end for promoting him […]

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Andrew Garfield is too old, of course. And after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 received – how shall we say? – somewhat tepid reviews, he’s OUT. Sony needs to reboot the franchise AGAIN, with someone young and dynamic. Enter WOW Report favorite Dylan O’Brien, who will probably owe me a percentage off the back end for promoting him so relentlessly year after year. His star is definitely on the rise after The Maze Runner earned a whopping $340 million, and I think everyone in Hollywood agrees he’d KILL it as Spidey.

Also up for the role: Young Logan Lerman, who was so good in last year’s Fury and Perks of Being a Wallflower. I have a friend who frequently sees Logan in the locker room at the gym and reports that he is DEFINITELY fit enough to don the lycra Spidey costume. Was that creepy of me? Sorry.

Another dark horse to consider, though: Devin Druid (below), who recently wowed as the young Louis CK in… duh… Louis, and is said to be spectacular in the upcoming Louder than Bombs. The kid’s got the poignant nerdiness of a young Michael Cera and the volcanic talent of a young Jesse Eisenberg – plus he’s been campaigning hard for the role on social media, so who knows if the casting gods will give him a chance. He’s good, though, and might be just the kind of Peter Parker-esque underdog the role requires.

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As for the plot of the new Spidey franchise, Ecumenical News reports:

Spiderman will step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Captain America 3: Civil War” in which he plays a crucial role. Comic book fans know that he will usher in a new flock of superheroes after the death of Captain American in the third movie. However, MoviePilot notes that it is unclear how the Marvel-Sony collaboration will handle Spiderman’s story since the reboot. Will Marvel go back to Spiderman’s origin story in high school or will it show him as a married man as he is during the “Civil War” story? Fans would definitely like to see him grow up since many movie-goers already know about his origin story. However, it is clear that Spiderman will appear in “Civil War” before Marvel-Sony ventures to make a stand-alone movie of the friendly, neighborhood spider.

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RuPaul to Attitude Magazine: “I Don’t Think Drag Will Ever Be Mainstream” http://worldofwonder.net/rupaul-attitude-magazine-dont-think-drag-will-ever-mainstream/ http://worldofwonder.net/rupaul-attitude-magazine-dont-think-drag-will-ever-mainstream/#respond Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:16:55 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=309206 Ru, looking luscious on the cover of British gay mag Attitude, says she doesn’t think drag will ever be a truly mainstream proposition. “I don’t think drag will ever truly be mainstream, because of everything that our culture holds dear. Drag’s whole purpose is to mock society; to call out hypocrisy. It will never been mainstream because […]

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Ru, looking luscious on the cover of British gay mag Attitude, says she doesn’t think drag will ever be a truly mainstream proposition.

“I don’t think drag will ever truly be mainstream, because of everything that our culture holds dear. Drag’s whole purpose is to mock society; to call out hypocrisy. It will never been mainstream because people feel very at home with their hypocrisy and their double-standards. Looking back over the history of mankind, it was the shaman, the witchdoctor, who would remind mankind not to take itself too seriously.”

She also addresses the long-rumored plans to launch a UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race:

“It’s really up to the people who put on television shows! It’s not my call. I would love for it to happen,but it’s not something I decide! You can’t explain that to people… But of course, I would love to.”

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Damiana’s Red Carpet Interviews with the Queens on the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 Premiere Red Carpet – Part 1 http://worldofwonder.net/damianas-red-carpet-interviews-queens-rupauls-drag-race-season-7-premiere-red-carpet-part-1/ http://worldofwonder.net/damianas-red-carpet-interviews-queens-rupauls-drag-race-season-7-premiere-red-carpet-part-1/#respond Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:00:59 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=309213 Damiana Garcia had a ball interviewing the queens on the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 premiere red carpet – here’s part 1 of her exclusive interviews! Included here are her chats with Katya, Kennedy Davenport, Max, Kandy Ho’, Violet Chachki, Miss Fame and Pearl. More of Damiana’s interviews from the premiere are coming soon – […]

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Damiana Garcia had a ball interviewing the queens on the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 premiere red carpet – here’s part 1 of her exclusive interviews! Included here are her chats with Katya, Kennedy Davenport, Max, Kandy Ho’, Violet Chachki, Miss Fame and Pearl. More of Damiana’s interviews from the premiere are coming soon – be sure to subscribe to Michael Lucid Presents!

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He Lived Long and Prospered: Leanard Nimoy, Dead at 83 http://worldofwonder.net/lived-long-prospered-leanard-nimoy-dead-83/ http://worldofwonder.net/lived-long-prospered-leanard-nimoy-dead-83/#respond Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:43:59 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=309190 Sad news today: Leonard Nimoy, who played the pointy-eared Vulcan, Dr Spock ,in the original Star Trek series, died of pulmonary disease after being hospitalised earlier this week. He was 83, and seemed damned near immortal. Hard to believe he’s gone. From the Guardian: Nimoy co-starred with William Shatner on the original Star Trek TV series from […]

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Sad news today: Leonard Nimoy, who played the pointy-eared Vulcan, Dr Spock ,in the original Star Trek series, died of pulmonary disease after being hospitalised earlier this week. He was 83, and seemed damned near immortal. Hard to believe he’s gone.

From the Guardian:

Nimoy co-starred with William Shatner on the original Star Trek TV series from 1966 to 1969. His half-human, half-Vulcan character was a perfect counterpart to Shatner’s Captain Kirk in the series, which spawned several films and later TV reboots. He appeared as “Spock Prime” in the 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness, in which actor Zachary Quinto took on the role of Spock.

Of course, Nimoy was more than just Spock (as his first memoir I Am Not Spock famously attested).

The Washington Post notes that “Mr. Nimoy parlayed his Star Trek fame into a singing career in the late 1960s and 1970s, cutting albums such as Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space. He also published books of poetry and photography and championed progressive causes, including civil rights and Cesar Chavez’s efforts on behalf of immigrant farm workers.”

From 1976 to 1982, he hosted the syndicated documentary series In Search Of…, (MY FAVORITE SHOW GROWING UP, OMG) which explored phenomena such as the Loch Ness monster and the Bermuda Triangle.

Mr. Nimoy wrote and performed in a one-man stage show about Theo van Gogh and his troubled but brilliant painter brother, Vincent.

The film or television offers that rolled in during his later life tended to be in the realm of science fiction. He was the voice of Sentinel Prime in the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and he participated in nearly all Star Trek film and TV incarnations (including multiple stints on The Simpsons and Futurama).

Outside the WOW offices right now, dozens of news cameras are pointed at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as passers-by stop to remember a towering figure in our cultural mythology.

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I Love Kylie’s White & Gold Hair http://worldofwonder.net/love-kylies-white-gold-hair/ http://worldofwonder.net/love-kylies-white-gold-hair/#respond Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:57:59 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=309140 A photo of celebubrat Kylie Jenner’s new hairdo has sparked a worldwide controversy. Within a half-hour of being posted on social media, the picture of Kylie’s new hair color had attracted worldwide attention, with people on social media debating whether it was white and gold (obviously) or blue and black (huh?). Within an hour, tens of thousands had […]

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A photo of celebubrat Kylie Jenner’s new hairdo has sparked a worldwide controversy. Within a half-hour of being posted on social media, the picture of Kylie’s new hair color had attracted worldwide attention, with people on social media debating whether it was white and gold (obviously) or blue and black (huh?). Within an hour, tens of thousands had weighed in. The photo had soon migrated to BuzzFeed and Facebook and Twitter, setting off a social-media conflagration that few were able to resist.

Less than a half-hour after the original Tumblr post, BuzzFeed had posted a poll: “What Colors Are Kylie’s Hair?” As of Friday morning, it had been viewed more than 25 million times. (White and gold was winning handily.) With its blanket coverage of the debate on Thursday night, BuzzFeed easily smashed its prior records for traffic.

Everyone, it seems, had an opinion.

“I don’t understand this odd hair debate and I feel like it’s a trick somehow,” Taylor Swift wrote on Twitter. “PS it’s OBVIOUSLY WHITE AND GOLD.”

“IT’S A BLUE AND BLACK HAIR!” wrote Mindy Kaling. “ARE YOU KIDDING ME,” she continued, including an unprintable modifier for emphasis.

Celebrity couples were apparently torn asunder by the controversy. “I see white & gold,” wrote Kim Kardashian West, who should know, having seen it up close. “Kanye sees black and blue, who is color blind?”

In an era when just about everyone seems to be doing anything they can to ignite interest online, the great Kylie Jenner Hair Debate debate went viral the old-fashioned way. It just happened.

“This definitely felt like a special thing,” said BuzzFeed’s editor in chief, Ben Smith. “It sort of erased the line between web culture and real culture.”

Kylie Jenner has yet to publicly assert the actual color of her hair. Calls to her publicist remain unanswered.

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(see The New York Times for actual story about that damn dress)

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Photoshop Edition: Why Does Everything Have To Make Sense? http://worldofwonder.net/photoshop-edition-everything-make-sense/ http://worldofwonder.net/photoshop-edition-everything-make-sense/#respond Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:01:18 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=308961 Berlin-based photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson bends reality with his photoshoptical illusions that bend reality and defy normal life. (via Bored Panda)

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Berlin-based photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson bends reality with his photoshoptical illusions that bend reality and defy normal life.

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