I will be in my hometown of Montréal for the Québec premiere of “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” on Saturday, March 4th 7pm at Centre Never Apart. The screening is free and the venue is one that is close to my heart so I’m really looking forward to engaging with the community after that screening.
Instead of asking the usual questions to promote the screening, Never Apart asked me to write an article about any aspect of the film I wanted for their magazine. I decided to take up a little space to discuss our process, successes and failures in thinking about allyship throughout the making of the film. You can read the full article at neverapart.com. Talented photographer Saad Al-Hakkak also did a portrait for the magazine while I was there ☺️. Hope to see March 4th!
OUTtv has launched their new streaming service (in Beta) which means a lot of my series and docs over the last few years are now available online at OUTtv Go. Never got to see This Is Drag with Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano? It’s finally online along with other docs I was involved in including Take Up The Torch, They Came From Venus, Is The Village Dying?, Michael Venus’ Snow Queen and Becca Plucer’s In Particular, barbara findlay. Though it has been available online for free for a while, The Face of Furry Creek – Season 1 is on there too along with all the usual RuPaul’s Drag Race stuff and the new film Hurricane Bianca starring Bianca Del Rio. Subscription is $3.99/month and only available in Canada.
During Toronto Pride this year, RuPaul himself, made a surprise appearance to give a heartfelt speech on what Pride means to him. Not only did I get to film his speech, but I also asked his Drag Race alums Bianca Del Rio, Chi Chi Devayne, Derrick Barry, Kim Chi and BenDeLaCreme about what Pride means to them and how they are dealing with the tragedy in Orlando. Check it out below and please donate to the #WeAreOrlando fund if you can.
During Toronto Pride this year, I got the opportunity to talk to Bianca Del Rio, Chi Chi Devayne, Derrick Barry, Kim Chi and BenDeLaCreme about who they are cheering for in the upcoming RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race – Season 2. Check it out below and stay tuned for more videos from pride including more of RuPaul himself.
My latest documentary took me to the Arctic last fall and I’ve been in post carefully piecing it together ever since. Truly a labour of love, we are so grateful to the community in Iqaluit who shared their stories and their courage. We can’t wait to share your experiences with the rest of the world.
New Documentary Explores Inuit LGBT Experience In Nunavut
Toronto, Ontario – February 26th, 2016: MKW Productions Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things, a feature documentary directed by Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Yerxa. As a small group in Nunavut, Canada prepare for a seminal LGBTQ Pride celebration in the Arctic, the film explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure and how, 60 years later, a new generation of Inuit are actively ‘unshaming’ their past.
Check out the trailer below and look out for the full-length documentary at a film festival near you. Festival screening details will be posted here and on our brand new website www.twosofttwohard.com starting in May.
Festival programmers, please contact my distributers for festival booking information.
TV acquisitions, press enquiries? Contact me directly for more information.
Furry Creek is “hooking you up”. With The Face of Furry Creek series that is. Starting today, you can watch all 12 full episodes completely free on faceoffurrycreek.com. No strings attached!
It’s just like Netflix but with only 1 show so it’s totally not at all like Netflix. Also, unlike Netflix, you can also explore the rest of the Furry Creek website to find crazy amounts of bonus material!
Hook up now and “swipe right” to watch what Blouin Artinfo called “gutsy satire that needs more attention”, Homorazzi called “clever and entertaining” and Daily Xtra exclaimed “If you missed it, you’re clearly not smoking weed or laughing enough”. Huh?
So get to know the world of Furry Creek!
Another mix because I get bored at the gym and you probably do too. No offence to Ms. Murphy but shouldn’t it be “who’s exploiting whom?”
DJ MKW’s “Who’s Exploiting Who Mix” – 71 mins
1. Exploitation (Remix) – Roisin Murphy
2. Lean On (Remix) – Major Lazor and DJ Snake feat. MO
3. Talking Body (Remix) – Tove Lo
4. Pray To God (Remix) – Calvin Harris feat. HAIM
5. Doing It (Remix) – Charlie XCX feat. Rita Ora
6. Pretty Girls (Remix) – Britney Spears feat. Iggy Azalea
7. Somebody (Remix) – Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih
8. Ghost Town (Remix) – Adam Lambert
9. Kiss Me Quick (Remix) – Nathan Sykes
10. The Party (This Is How We Do It) – Joe Stone feat. Montell Jordan
11. Fire Under My Feet (Remix) – Leona Lewis
12. Bitch Better Have My Money (Remix) – Rihanna
13. Cool (Ext. Mix) – Alesso feat. Roy English
14. Right Here Right Now (Remix) – Giorgio Moroder feat. Kylie Minogue
15. True Love (Remix) – Freemasons feat. Solah
16. Champagne Kisses (Remix) – Jessie Ware
17. Body Language (Remix) – Kid Ink
18. Love Em All (Remix) – K Michelle
19. I’ll Be There (Remix) – Chic feat. Nile Rodgers