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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.



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MKW To Direct Documentary Featuring Bianca Del Rio, Adore Delano and Courtney Act

20 Jun

World Pride will descend upon Toronto next week and throughout it all, my talented crew and I will be following the Season 6 Winner of RuPaul’s Drag RaceBianca Del Rio, as she rushes from one crazy gig to another.

The feature documentary will be a candid and personal look at the art of drag amidst what is shaping up to be the biggest pride celebration North America has ever seen!

Bianca is slated to appear in the Mark Kenneth Woods-directed documentary alongside RPDR Season 6 runners up Adore Delano and Courtney Act, the legendary Christopher Peterson, Darienne Lake, Alyssa Edwards, Shangela and many many more!

The documentary is expected to air in the fall of 2014 on OUTtv in Canada. And I suspect our friends in the US will get to see it too 😉

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Courtney Act, Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio

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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“The Face of Furry Creek” At Toronto Pride

26 Jun

The Face of Furry Creek” will be out and about during this year’s Toronto Pride festivities! Channel 12’s Mario Mancini and Brenda Bergman, (otherwise known as Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Venus) will be hosting OUTtv‘s media wall Thursday, June 27th through Saturday, June 29th at Cawthra Park Square, 519 Church Street.

The infamous Furry Creek newscasters will be out of their comfort zone in the big city but they’ll be on hand to make sure you feel like a star when you get your picture taken at OUTtv’s official media wall. And if these two clowns aren’t a draw, how about all the amazing talent you can watch all weekend as part of the Green Space parties. All for FREE! Oh, let’s see, there’s Rupaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon, her friends Alyssa Edwards, Shangela, Lady Bunny, legendary DJ Frankie Knuckles, DJ Ana Paula, DJ Alison Calagna and more!

Thursday, June 27th 8-10:30pm
Friday, June 28th 8-10:30pm
Saturday, June 29th 3-6pm, 8-9:30pm

Check out the green space website for all the info and happy pride!

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Montreal Pride Interviews on OUTtv Thursday, Sept 20th

15 Sep

My partly “en Français” interviews from Montreal Pride will air during the breaks of the Québec film “Nuit De Noces” on Thursday, September 20th 9pm  ET/ 6pm PT on OUTtv with repeats throughout the night.

I chat with the Québec queen of queens Mado alongside singer/actress Annie Dufresne, dance artists Luisa Pepe and comedian Renaud Lefort. French bits are subtitled in English for the French-challenged.

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Mes entretiens “en partie français” du festival fierté de Montréal sera diffusé pendant les pauses du film Québecois “Nuit de Noces” le Jeudi 20 Septembre 21h ET / 18h PT sur OUTtv avec des répétitions tout au long de la nuit.

Je parle avec la reine des reines au Québec Mado, chanteuse / comédienne Annie Dufresne, artistes danse Luisa Pepe et comédien Renaud Lefort. Les partie en français sont sous-titrés en anglais.

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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!

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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”.

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