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How Do I look Report from Mar 17th, 2009 by "Terence & Kevin"
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quoted by "Terence Legend Int'l"
 
So I had the pleasure of attending one of the screenings for the documentary HOW DO I LOOK by Wolfgang Busch and Kevin Omni and let me tell you it was a GREAT experience.

In the House was Grammy nominated artist JANID ("Twisted"), Mashala, The House of Ninja (Benny, Richard, Javier, Milton) and a host of other notables from the Ballroom. It was a packed house and very diverse. I thought to myself, I wonder why more of the stars of the movie don't come out to these screenings and why these same people don't support Wolfgang by at least coming out to show some love? People (the general public) take this movie and its stars very seriously! What's more there was a lot of filming going on and someone was there from the Associated Press. There were several opportunities to network with people doing things in life.

Now on to the show, which was dedicated to Willie Ninja:

The screening started with Emmanuel Xavier delivering passionately his poem "Legendary" which was an ode to Pepper Labeija. His delivery really stirred the emotions in the audience. You could feel the spirit of all those legends and Icons that came before us. Kevin

Next was a rousing dance performance by the House of NINJA. My hat off to them because they really work hard and there is some talent in that house!...If they ever come to a ball in full force y'all would really GAG ... Leading off the show (a combination of vogue and modern dance) was a 9-year old white boy who would put some of the girls today to shame. Next out the rest of the HOUSE OF NINJA:
Benny, Eileen, Aiesha, Gregory, Akiki, Hedikki, Javier, Milton, Matthew, Isis, Eikio, Melony, Jed, Genova, Jay, Safuta, Queena with an impromptu vogue performance by Richard Ninja... Many of these names you've probably never heard of but they all could vogue their asses off - white, Asian, Hispanic and black ... another reason might be because they perform professionally.

Next was the screening and it was good seeing so many of our Ballroom stars... and I don't want to hear about that "white" man doing a movie on us because DAMMIT black people haven't done it and refuse to work together ... Wolfgang gives back to the community AND Kevin Omni is from the community ... so I really think you guys should really support this movie.

Now the Q & A. I must say Kevin Omni was the star of the show! He kept the audience engaged. We were supposed to be out of there by 9pm but we were all there to 11pm HAVING A GOOD TIME. ... Many people were sooooooooo interested in attending their first ball that I was scared to recommend one coming up especially with the state of the ballroom today. For all of you people who try to read Kevin Omni I am a witness THAT HE REPRESENTS THE BALLROOM COMMUNITY EXTREMELY WELL. People who never went to a ball left feeling inspired, fascinated and dying to go to the next function...

Kevin Omni says that when people view the film he wants them to see us as human with real problems ... He also discussed mental illness and the devastating effects of AIDS/HIV on the ballroom. Kevin's lover also introduced himself to the audience and there were many a jealous eyes looking at him and Kevin. You go Kevvy Kev...

KEVIN LANDED SEVERAL ON-AIR INTERVIEWS, A SPOT IN A NEW DOCUMENTARY AND HE WILL BE ON AN ALBUM COMING SOON ... I AM SO PROUD OF MY MENTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benny Ninja was also on the panel (he received an award) and to him the film meant "Love thyself no matter what." He says the film represents everyone because when we are blessed to wake up, one of the first things we do is look in the mirror and ask "How Do I Look?" ...He says we should always believe in our own personal selves first and foremost. The part that hit home for me is when he said we (as a gay community) fight everyday to be the best but the problem is we are busy fighting each other. YES BENNY! YOU BETTER PREACH and I think he exemplifies what a house father should be...

People wake up and support HOW DO I LOOK!!! Father Terrence Legend Int'l, Author/Historian

COMING 2009
THE GREATEST BALL ON EARTH! 2: A Harlem Fantasy
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TLI ON-AIR
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"Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it."
-Oscar Wilde


Omni, the evening's host, told a poignant story about how Willie Ninja once gave him a $100 ... just because...how many people do that today???...JUST BECAUSE!!!
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