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MKW Interviews Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano

9 Aug

While filming a behind-the-scenes documentary on all the queens including Bianca Del Rio, Adore Delano, Courtney Act and Darienne Lake,  at Toronto’s World Pride this year, I managed to sneak in a couple quick interviews amongst the chaos. Adore and I had pizza and it looks like someone was a little tired on day 4 and it wasn’t Bianca! You can check them both out below.

“Outspoken: Is the Village Dying?” to play in Mumbai

17 May

Winning-posterMy documentary “Outspoken: Is the Village Dying?” that aired last year on OUTtv will make its debut outside of Canada at the Kashish Film Festival in Mumbai on Sunday, May 23rd, 2014 at 11:30am at the Alliance Francaise de Bombay, Theosophy Hall, 40 New Marine Lines, Marine Lines, Mumbai 400 020.

The festival will be screening the documentary as part of a larger “Focus On Canada” theme this year and I’m thrilled to be a part of this very important festival for LGBTQ culture in India.

Documentary “Is The Village Dying?” Airing November 28th on OUTtv

18 Nov

I was busy over the course of the summer talking to people in Toronto about the current state of our city’s “gay village“. It has been a hot button topic for a couple years now with little consensus. With equal rights in Canada, including same-sex marriage, and a younger generation of LGBTQ people no longer feeling threatened in the streets or in mainstream bars and nightclubs, I wanted to explore whether or not we still need queer neighbourhoods or queer spaces.

So I ventured out to get a variety of opinions from prominent queer people in Toronto including former The Grid columnist Paul Aquirre-Livingston (who wrote the polarizing article “Dawn of a New Gay” in 2011), city councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, former 1 Girl, 5 Gays cast member and party promoter Michael Yerxa and many more. As a number of notable businesses in Toronto’s own Church and Wellesley Village closed their doors during filming this summer and Toronto prepares to host World Pride in 2014, this documentary asks: Is the village dying?

The documentary will air as part of OUTtv‘s new doc-series “Outspoken” on Thursday, November 28th at 8pm ET/9pm PT and repeat throughout the week. Check OUTtv’s website for more details. Also watch out for the documentary at a festival near you. Details TBA.


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MKW hits up Montreal Pride / MKW à la Fierté de Montréal.

14 Aug

Join Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Venus, known for their OUTtv series “The House of Venus Show” and film “Deb and Sisi”  for Pride in Montreal, Quebec August 17-19th, 2012.

Joined by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Shangela, the boys will be greeting partygoers, interviewing the stars, organizing and looking damn fine (or possibly drunk) while doing so. So come get your pic taken with Shangela or meet and greet your favourite pride performers as they visit us.

You can find us at the OUTtv tent right near the main TD Music Stage in Émilie-Gamelin Park (Rue Sainte-Catherine Est and Rue Berri) Friday and Saturday 6-11pm and Sunday 3-11pm. Halleloo!


Rencontrez Mark Kenneth Woods et Michael Venus, connus pour leur série OUTtvThe House of Venus Show” (“Le Venus Show” en France) et le film “Deb and Sisi“, aux festival de la fierté à Montréal, le 17-19 Août, 2012.

Rejoint par candidat Shangela de la serie “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, les garçons seront là pour mener des entrevues de célébrités, de l’organisation general, pour vous dires bonjour et tout en regardant magnifique (ou peut-être bu) en le faisant. Alors, venez faire votre photo prise avec Shangela ou rencontrer vos artistes préférés qu’ils nous rendre visite.

Vous pouvez nous trouver à la tente OUTtv près de la Scène TD Musique Place Émilie-Gamelin (rue Sainte-Catherine Est et rue Berri) Vendredi et Samedi 18-23 h et Dimanche 15-23 h. Comme dit Shangela, “Halleloo”.

MKW Interviews Lady Miss Kier on OUTtv

22 Jul

Photo: David Carter

Check out my short interview with the always deee-lovely Lady Miss Kier (Deee-lite) in the midst of all the insanity that was Toronto Pride this year. The interview will air as part of an upcoming OUTtv concert special with Lady Kier in HD (coming soon) and as part of the news magazine show Outlook TV this week on OUTtv in Canada at the following times:


Monday, July 23rd 7pm & midnight ET / 4pm & 9pm PT
Wednesday, July 25th 4:30pm ET / 1:30pm PT
Friday, July 27th 3pm, 8pm & midnight ET / Noon, 5pm & 9pm PT

3 Camp Questions With MKW

26 Jan

Check out the Reelout Film Festival blog for “3 Camp Questions With Mark Kenneth Woods“.

As previously announced, on Saturday, February 4th 2012 at 4pm, I will be featured as part of the  screening and panel discussion “Pitching Camp” for Reelout 13 in Kingston, Ontario.

For tickets and more information, please check out the Reelout 13 Festival Website.

MKW Gets Campy at Reelout 13 in Kingston, Ontario

9 Jan

On Saturday, February 4th 2012 at 4pm, I will be featured as part of the  screening and panel discussion “Pitching Camp” for Reelout 13 in Kingston, Ontario.

“Where would queer pop culture be without camp sensibility? This year we highlight what ‘camp’ in queer film and video and whether its definition has changed since Susan Sontag first incapsulated camp’s nature in her 1964 essay “Notes on Camp”. We also plan to celebrate by showcasing the best and brightest international queer film and video works of 2011 with special guests including Thom Fitzgerald, Mark Kenneth Woods, Alexis Mitchell and many more yet to announce!”

The “Pitching Camp” program will be followed by an after party REELOUTRAGEOUS DANCETRAVAGANZA at Revolutions Night Club (14 Garrett Street) later in the night.

For tickets and more information, please check out the Reelout 13 Festival Website.

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