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Tony Wonder article
Magazine article:The Newport Beach home of Tony Wonder - World famous magician and new icon of all Friends of Dorothy - has a waspy facade in keeping with the rest of this straight laced Southern California community, but on the inside it is literally a cabinet of wonders.
"Here you see my "Herman Gunt's Magic Box" Mr. Wonder informs me, snuggling up to a TARDIS-esque container. For like the famous Doctor, Mr. Wonder is a master of transformation. "It's the centerpiece of my stage show because it's a way to symbolize and summarize my entire journey from straight magician to the wold's best gay magician, at least the best magician who's out, am I right?" he says with a wink and a conspiratorial shoulder squeeze.
Tony Wonder conveys an infections energy as he bounces around his collection of magical curiosities on a strong compact frame: though certainly no gym bunny or weekend Muscle Mary, Mr. Wonder keeps in excellent shape to preform very physical escape routines meant represent transcendence from societal norms.
After more show and tell we sit down over tea and discuss his struggles with identity. "The biggest illusion of my career as a magician was pretending I was straight. Up until I came out it just felt like I was doing tricks. Now I can make real magic."
When asked if he had a moment of revelation and acknowledgement of his sexuality he paused for a long moment and reflected deeply, prayer hands resting on his twin pink soul patches. "When I saw that Malick movie, you know that one with Rebel Alley, and she says 'Are we... the same?' I wanted to stand up from my seat and shout: 'Same!' back at the screen. Because that's just what I've been saying since I was young. Same? Same! I just didn't know till then that it really meant same sex experience if not wholly the same." "Enlightenment can be a different entity for different people" says the master of the sweat lodge George Sr. "You never know what your true experience will be, but you will definitely have an experience and lose some..."From "Colony Collapse"