We are excited to announce the launch of WOW Docs, our new documentary division, alongside today’s announcement of Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker at DOC NYC‘s premiere next month and today’s premiere of our Big Freedia documentary, Freedia Got A Gun on Peacock TV.
World of Wonder currently has a library of over 50 feature documentaries that shine a light on underrepresented and marginalized communities. WOW founders, Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey have documentary roots that run nearly three decades deep with numerous feature-length documentaries on provocative subjects premiering on HBO, BBC and Sundance.
“We began our career in documentaries with The Eyes Of Tammy Faye. Ever since, we have always believed that the potential to tell real life, powerful, moving stories is limitless,” said Barbato and Bailey in a joint statement. “We see a significant gap in the market. The preference for big name talent and directors means there are many powerful and inspiring stories from outsider voices crying out to be told. Non-scripted narrative is for us the cutting edge of storytelling today. Two of our feature docs have been made into scripted features, and we see that as something that will continue to happen as the scripted world looks to documentaries for material and inspiration.”
WOW Docs is developing Explant, directed by Emmy-winning Jeremy Simmons (The Last Beekeeper), which features RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage and her immersive journey as she gets her breast implants taken out after years of suffering from what she believes to be a breast implant-related illness.
Also on the slate is Spotlight, which follows director Jasper Rischen as he goes on a quest around the world in search of local talent. The series will celebrate local queer culture in each country, and travel to areas often unexplored on this topic.
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