Picture it: Thanksgiving night, you’re trapped with your family. Drunk Uncle is loudly singing Chumbawumba songs. Dad is watching FOX. Your nephews are shoving peas up the sleeping dog’s nose. And the tryptophan is juuuuuuuust kicking in. It’s a perfect time to sneak off and binge content from your favorite WOWlebrities. Below, a couple suggestions to get you through the night.
Dancing Queen on Netflix– (Episode 6 is all about Dragsgiving!)
via OUT magazine:
“It’s weird to think of the lip-sync assassin as being inspirational, but the truth is, Alyssa, or rather Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, is. And her Netflix Series Dancing Queen shows the true depth of the All Star alum….He doesn’t just teach his students to dance, he teaches them how to live, persevere, and be good people…
“UNHhhh” on WOW Presents Plus
via AV Club:
Quick-witted and quotable, UNHhhh is a soothing balm on the inflamed rash that is 2018
Happily, the duo’s comedic chemistry is allowed to run free as a majestic stallion with the wind blowing through its luscious mane online… Each episode of UNHhhh opens with a segment where Trixie and Katya riff on the topic of the week, playing Katya’s blunt self-depreciation off of Trixie’s inspired free association. These segments are like hanging out with two of your funniest—these two are much better at improv than most stand-up comedians, and the jokes come fast and razor-sharp—most dirty-minded friends…
Susanne Bartsch: On Top to Rent or Buy on iTunes
As the watchful den mother of the New York City nightlife, Susanbne’s occupation goes beyond event planning. She’s also a designer and mentor to the creative performers roaming her parties and warming up the crowds. The words “dress to impress” aren’t just suggestions but a mantra. The film dedicates plenty of screentime to the inventive artists coming up with surreal costumes that would be at home in a Dali painting. Lovingly composed montages of footage from the dance floor blurs the shots of gorgeous people just having a good time. The club’s multicolored lights bounce off skin and sequenced outfits like a disco version of the aurora borealis.
At certain points in the movie, the parties stop long enough for Bartsch to become candidly introspective about her life. Peeling back layers of costumes and makeup reveals an artist who learned what it meant to lead a double life when she found out her father had a mistress and a hidden family. She’s a performer who fell in (and out then back in again) love with an unlikely beau, a bodybuilder, and balanced her wild schedule to play the part of a mom to her son. These stories are just as moving as the adoring testimonials from other artists.
Bartsch is both a keeper of New York City history and an enigmatic figure who’s managed not to be priced out or aged out of the club scene. RuPaul, who counts himself as one of Bartsch’s protégés and one of the executive producers of the documentary, heralds her as the spiritual successor to Andy Warhol. Like Warhol, Bartsch has a gift for gathering artists and creatives. That she can bring people together to celebrate life, find love on the dance floor or express themselves for decades is testament to her mastery. This documentary gives audiences, new and veteran club kids alike, a view from where Bartsch sits in this storied city’s clubs: on top.
“Fashion Photo RuView” on WOW Presents
Fashion Photo RuView with Raja and Raven! – or whatever other Drag Race alums are around! – critique the runway looks from the RuPaul’s Drag Race mainstage. Will they TOOT or BOOT the Queens looks from the runway? Watch now and find out!
When The Beat Drops on Logo website and app
Bucking It’s the dance move you’ve probably seen but didn’t know about. When The Beat Drops is everything you ever needed to know about the underground dance movement.
Hot Mess on the Freeform YouTube channel:
Follow Luka Sabbat (“grown-ish”) and his team “HOT MESS” — a creative company of artists and friends — as they prepare for and execute art shows across the country. As a social media influencer and fashion icon, Luka, along with his friends, reach millions of followers, and are using their platforms to embrace their creative vision and encourage other young artists to follow their dreams.