Fenton Bailey has turned his attention to print.
Co-founder and Emmy Award winner of The World of Wonder RuPaul’s Drag Race Insider will publish a non-fiction book about subjects he knows well — pop culture and the small screen — in ScreenEdge: How TV Shaped Our Reality, From Tommy Fi to RuPaul’s Drag Race
From Ebury Press, the tome will be released in the UK on November 17, followed by a US launch in 2023. According to the official synopsis, ScreenAge is “filled with industry insider accounts and amazing celebrity stories” of the stories behind its shows. Along with WOW partner Randy Barbato, Bailey has a career that dates back to the early 1990s. Since then, they have pursued such projects. The RuPaul Show, Party Monster, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Pam: Girl on the Loose, Being Chaz, Tori & Dean: Inn Love, #CandidlyNicole, I Am Britney Jean, Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes And global RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise, among dozens of others.
“Screen Edge is my love letter to television,” says Bailey. “It’s a personal odyssey and a cultural journey. RuPaul has said, ‘Everything I learned, I learned through television,’ and thanks to television, I saw who I was, and I found my tribe.” found Screen Edge It’s also about the big impact the small screen has on all our lives. It has made the invisible, the visible, especially the outsiders and the marginalized.”
Bailey has received blurbs from friends and colleagues alike. Drag Race Judge Michelle Visage, who presents, “Television was my babysitter. Television was my friend. Television was my portal to worlds where I belonged when I didn’t really belong. Screen Edge Must read. We Finally A book that acknowledges the profound and positive impact television has on our lives.