The “Queer Eye” and World of Wonder star adapted the hit podcast into a six-part documentary series for Netflix.
From every group reality show comes a new star. When Netflix premiered a shiny new redux version of “Queer Eye” in 2018, guacamole chef Antoni Porowski was critically acclaimed, but the real charmer was clearly Jonathan Van Ness. The glitter-bladed hairbrush introduced the world to a more fluid view of gender representation for presumptive males, slowly and deliberately challenging gender norms. with charming wit and open playfulness. Often working the runways of middle-class American households in dresses and heels, Van Ness went non-binary in 2019 and has since become the most famous woman to show off her personality. non-binary.
As their stardom rose, Van Ness capitalized on their emerging notoriety to build their personal brand, writing a memoir and continuing the solo podcast “Getting Curious,” which debuted in 2015 and still remains. continues to grow strongly. (The final episode of 2021 features an interview with gay singer Brandi Carlile.)
Netflix took note. The six-episode comedy documentary “Get Curious with Jonathan Van Ness“Borrow both its title and premise from the podcast, albeit with fewer celebrity guests and more hands-on exploration. The trailer shows Van Ness skating (a longtime fascination), eating a menu of fried insects, visiting a wig expert and walking discussions with the writer and non-traditional advocate. Binary Alok Vaid-Menon.
Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix: “‘Began Curiosity with Jonathan Van Ness’ is an unquestionably clever and quirky exploration of the topics and questions that intrigue Jonathan. From skyscrapers to bugs, to gender identity to junk food, each episode follows Jonathan as he meets experts in a variety of fields to explore the intricacies of many topics. subject. ”
The series is produced by studio “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and quirky media conglomerate World of Wonder, and is headed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. In addition to their vast TV empire, World of Wonder also boasts an impressive film division, having produced the hit indie film “Party Monster”, the autobiography “Wishful Drink” by Carrie Fisher and “Inside Deep Throat”. This year, the studio hit a resounding success with Searchlight’s “Eyes of Tammy Faye,” adapted from their documentary of the same name and starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield.
“Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness” premieres globally on Netflix on January 28. Check out the trailer below.
https://www.indiewire.com/2022/01/getting-curious-jonathan-van-ness-trailer-netflix-1234688590/ ‘Getting Curious’ Trailer: Jonathan Van Ness Gets Solo Netflix Show