World of Wonder Announces Sickening Summer Slate Including Nine New Shows Debuting WOW Presents Plus
World of Wonder, the creative minds behind Emmy® award-winning RuPaul's Drag Race, MILLION DOLLAR LISTING franchise, and Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, announces today its summer programming slate for its owned and operated subscription service WOW Presents Plus. The nine shows, ranging from animated and documentary series to scripted dramas, join the service's robust content offerings.
"We're excited to bring this sickening new slate of summer programming to our worldwide subscribers to WOW Presents Plus," says World of Wonder co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. "With animated, scripted, and documentary programming that reflect WOW's ongoing mission to give a platform to the underrepresented stories, the slate offers something for every squirrel friend this summer, available on-demand and around-the-clock on WOW Presents Plus."
The new slate includes Follow Me, a "fly-on-the-wall documentary series" featuring some of the most unforgettable contestants in Drag Race herstory, from Aja to Miss Vanjie; Miz Cracker's JewTorials, in which the season 10 contestant hilariously shares beauty advice; and Iconic with Brad Goreski, where the stylist to the stars takes a fashionable trip down memory lane to kiki with notable queens.
Scripted content includes Different for Girls, a drama surrounding the lives of lesbian and bisexual women based on the novel by Jacquie Lawrence, and the highly-anticipated animated series Drag Tots voiced by RuPaul, BIANCA Del Rio, Valentina, Detox, Latrice Royale, and Adore Delano.
Watch the Trailer: WOW Presents Plus' Sickening Summer Slate
WOW Presents Plus original slate additions include:
Follow Me- 6/25
Join Gia Gunn, Aja, Vanjie and others drag stars in this groundbreaking new series, featuring an in-depth, no-holds-barred "day in the life" of some of RuPaul's Drag Race's most beloved-and most controversial-contestants.
Ayo Sis- 6/26
Covering topics such as how to deal with gossipy queens to what to do when a friend stabs you in the back, the series features fun stories and life lessons told with attitude by THE ONE and only Aja of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE season 9 and All Stars 3.
Drag Tots- 6/28
Baby drag queens attend grammar school in this animated series for kids and grown-ups of all ages! Meet Dina Saur (Bianca Del Rio), a colorful drag tot whose aesthetic is inspired by dinosaurs; Roxy Moron (Adore Delano), innocent, lovable and totally gullible; Arugala (Valentina), a Puerto Rican provocateur with a taste for trouble; and Lady Liber "T" (Latrice Royale), an African American queen with a talent for putting haters in their place! With guidance from school mascot Corny the Unicorn (RuPaul), each episode features a different dragtastic adventure.
Different for Girls- 7/7
The series sees Denise Welch, star of screen and stage and UK national treasure
experience her first on-screen kiss with a woman. She plays a Triple L (late life lesbian)
who leaves her husband of 35 years to sample the Sapphic life.
Tails of the City: Pets 4 Pets - 7/8
Mrs. Kasha Davis and Deven Green visit celebrity friend's homes to meet their furry, four-legged friends. The warm and fuzzy kisses will leave you filled with love. And 100% of the merchandise proceeds from DragQueenMerch.com will go to the ASPCA.
Miz Cracker's JewTorials- 7/11
Hot off the success of her RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Season 10 after show Review with a Jew, Miz Cracker continues her comedic rants with a new series JewTorials. Known for her expertise in wig styling, Miz Cracker will share her advice on how to choose the best wig as well as how to tease and style.
His Vintage Touch - July
"Hair Sculptor" Tony Medina is known for his iconic vintage looks and his specialty in creating old-Hollywood glamour. With celebrity clients ranging from Lil' Kim to Vicky Vox, Tony's eye-catching hairstyles have made him a hot commodity in Hollywood. Join Tony and his celebrity clientele for a cutting look at how he creates works of art, and find out all the tips and tricks to create your own "Vintage Touch" style!
Love Bailey's Slather Studios- July
The Slather Factory is an up-and-coming art collective promoting the power of radical self acceptance through art. This docu-series will follow the company's founder Love Bailey at her desert compound in THE HILLS of San Diego, as her team prepares for a performance in downtown Los Angeles. Slather it on thick!
"Iconic" with Brad Goreski- Late July
Take a fabulous journey with Brad Goreski and the most stylish queens as we travel through their fashion evolution. Check out their early looks, and find out how they transformed their fashion to become truly iconic.
WOW Presents Plus is available for $3.99 per month and includes a free trial subscription for 30 days upon signup. To learn more and subscribe, visit wow-presents.com.
About World of Wonder:
For more than two decades, award-winning production company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. WOW is home to multi-platform programming from established and emerging talent, provocative documentaries, award-winning specials, and more. Programming highlights include: Emmy® Award winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" (VH1/Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" LA & NY (Bravo), "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" (Fuse), and "Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric" (National Geographic); award-winning films and documentaries including "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures," "Menendez: Blood Brothers," "Inside Deep Throat," "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "I Am Britney Jean," "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye," "Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking," "Monica in Black and White," Emmy-winning "The Last Beekeeper," and Emmy-winning "Out of Iraq". Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including "Becoming Chaz" and "Party Monster." World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its Youtube channel WOW Presents, SVOD digital platform WOW Presents Plus, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.