The World Is A Stage: July 2018

This installment of Rouge18’s “The World Is A Stage” series brings you a varied selection of art. There were several contenders for each of our categories—beauty, dance, music video, movie trailer, comedy, interview, and long-form content—but only one winner could prevail for the month of July. Keep reading to find out who made the cut!

Beauty: The Red Light Challenge

Shay Mitchell (formerly Emily on Pretty Little Liars) has taken the YouTube world by storm. Watch her and Manny MUA compete in a challenge of her own design: The Red Light Challenge. The objective: apply a full face of makeup in the car during 5 red lights.

Dance: Låpsley – Station | Performed by Sean Lew & Kaycee Rice

Rising stars Sean Lew and Kaycee Rice are flawless in this contemporary piece, managing to make even the most difficult elements seem effortless. The choreography, performance, direction, editing, are location are all perfect.

Music Video: Rankin x Sergei x Husky Loops

Legendary dance Sergei Polunin lends his talent to this edgy tune by Husky Loops called “Tempo”.

Movie Trailer: As You Are

This is the sort of trailer that is so good, so well edited and conceived, that I wonder how the movie can live up to it. Though trailers are intended for marketing purposes, I think they can most definitely be an art form. This trailer for indie film As You Are will convince you of that fact.

Comedy: Watching High School Musical 10 Years Later

The movies we watched in our youth don’t always age well. Watch Lucas (formerly known as Fred) give his commentary on High School Musical 10 years after its release.

Interview: Drama Actors Roundtable | Close Up with THR

Since the Emmy’s are around the corner, it means it’s time for another batch of The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables. I am in LOVE with these roundtables. They gather some of the Hollywood’s biggest stars so they can answer questions and tell stories. This particular video is the Drama Actor’s Roundtable which features Michael B. Jordan (Farenheit 451), Jason Bateman (Ozark), Jeff Daniels (Godless, The Looming Tower), J.K. Simmons (Counterpart), Darren Criss (Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans).

Long Form Content: “The Truth About TanaCon” Shane Dawson Documentary

YouTuber Shane Dawson needs ALL the awards for this 3-part docu-series on the failure of TanaCon, a convention planned by YouTuber Tana Mongeau that was cancelled after one day. I didn’t even know or care about TanaCon, but this documentary series sucked me in. The storytelling is so compelling and the editing is top-notch. This is Shane Dawson at his finest, and even if you know nothing about the YouTube world, you’ll be pulled in by this series.

I invite you to watch part 2 and part 3 as well.


Obianuju Enworom


“The World Is A Stage” is a monthly series on Rouge18 highlighting art and performance of various sorts for your viewing pleasure.

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