(LOS ANGELES) – December 18, 2017 – Prolific production company World of Wonder, the creators of Emmy award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race and Out of Iraq, Million Dollar Listing franchise, and Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, announces an expanded slate of original shows created exclusively for its subscription streaming service, WOW Presents Plus. Since launching in November, fans have watched nearly 140,000 videos and over 15,000 hours of content. The new platform has also experienced rapid global expansion, with signups from 85 countries and more than 50% of subscribers signing up from outside of the United States.
Additionally, World of Wonder’s Emmy-winning cultural phenomenon RuPaul’s Drag Race is now available in China on WOW Presents Plus.
“The early success of WOW Presents Plus has been overwhelming, beating even our own subscriber targets by more than 250%,” said World of Wonder co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. “The global excitement we have witnessed around the platform shows that audiences worldwide are hungry for this kind of diverse programming. Between linear television, live event programming, and a quickly growing digital footprint, World of Wonder is dedicated to to bringing multi-platform, around-the-clock entertainment to our ever growing tribe.”
The new shows include an etiquette class starring Drag Race superstar Jasmine Masters, a style secrets series from iconic stylist Tony Medina, and WOW Presents Plus’ first animated series called Drag Tots. Set in a tiny tot grammar school for baby drag queens, the show is Executive Produced by RuPaul, Barbato, Bailey and Tom Campbell.
Additionally, World of Wonder continues its passion for and commitment to the art community with series focused on LA underground artist Seth Bogart and up and comers The Kaplan Twins. The shows will roll out on the platform in early 2018.
WOW Presents Plus original slate additions include:
- Drag Tots
Baby drag queens attend grammar school in this new animated series for kids and grown-ups of all ages! Meet Dina Saur, a colorful drag tot whose aesthetic is inspired by dinosaurs; Roxy Moron, innocent, lovable and totally gullible; Arugala, a Puerto Rican provocateur with a taste for trouble; and Lady Liber “T”, an African American queen with a talent for putting haters in their place! With guidance from school mascot Corny the Unicorn, each episode features a different dragtastic adventure. From a visit to a wig farm to a journey to an alternate drag universe, school has never been so fierce!
- Jasmine Masters Master Class
It’s about time Miss Manners got a makeover, honey! Jasmine Masters, from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7, has something to say about manners and etiquette. From when to wear white at a wedding to dealing with those oh-so-nosey neighbors, Jasmine’s got the answers. It’s a modern-day look at polite behavior delivered drag-queen style!
- His Vintage Touch – Tony Medina
“Hair Sculptor” Tony Medina is known for his iconic vintage looks and a 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!
- Seth Bogart: Feeling Fruity
Visual artist, performer and creator of the Wacky Wacko pop-up fashion line, Seth Bogart has made a name for himself in LA’s underground art and music scene. Combining his avant-garde personality and his brilliant artistry, Seth puts a unique twist on the typical interview format. In each episode, Seth invites celebrities, friends, & unexpected strangers to his art studio to paint while enjoying some titillating conversation. Seth is a funny, fresh, and exciting addition to WOW Presents Plus!
- Kaplan Twins’ Adventures in Painting
Meet the Kaplan Twins, Allie and Lexi. They’re identical sisters who are artists and social media superstars thanks to their provocative and politically charged portfolio. On Adventures in Painting, we’ll join them in their studio and and travel to different as they create new works of art in unexpected ways. Whether dipping stuffed animals in paint, rolling around naked on a canvas in front of a live audience, or drawing portraits with a drag queen, you can always expect the unexpected with this dynamic and outgoing duo!
WOW Presents Plus 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.