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FOF #2359 - In Search of the Real Joan Crawford - 07.18.16

FOF #2359 – In Search of the Real Joan Crawford

The film “Mommie Dearest” single handedly cemented Joan Crawford as camp icon for drag queens to emulate but is it a an accurate portrayal of the real Crawford?

Joining us is historian Bryan Johnson, who was inspired to create “The Concluding Chapter of Crawford,” a website museum dedicated to the last two decades of the actress’ life.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 1
FOF #2365 - The Case for President Hillary Clinton - 07.29.16

FOF #2365 – The Case for President Hillary Clinton

Queer democrats can’t run the risk of a Trump presidency by voting for a 3rd party candidate in November in order to punish the Democratic party.

Today, writer Derek Elliott Bagley joins us to look at the reasons why voters who strongly believe in Berne Sanders’ values must vote for Hillary Clinton to keep all political parties shifting left.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 4
FOF #2383 - Mommie Smearest - 08.30.16

FOF #2383 – Mommie Smearest

Most people credit Faye Dunaway for turning Joan into a high camp icon that’s still on everyone’s mind, even though Miss Crawford died in 1977.

Today, writer John Hamilton joins us to talk about his new book Mommie Smearest, which brings the Hollywood legend back from the grave to comment on the superficial nature of celebrity.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 26 days ago 2
FOF #2390 - Queer Science - 09.13.16

FOF #2390 – Queer Science

It’s no secret that LGBT folks have had a profound influence on the arts but they’ve also had a tremendous effect on scientific discovery even though they often had to hide who they were.

Today, we are joined by science journalist Vincent Gabrielle to explore the lives of extraordinary LGBT scientists who changed the world.

FOF #2394 - What Would a Drag Queen Do? - 09.19.16

FOF #2394 – What Would a Drag Queen Do?

When you think like a drag queen, you can overcome just about anything and become a whole new you. You can turn trash into treasure.

Today, drag queen expert Jackie Huba joins us to talk about her new book FIERCELY YOU: Be Fabulous and Confident by Thinking Like a Drag Queen.

FOF #2395 - Diary of a Punk Princess - 09.20.16

FOF #2395 – Diary of a Punk Princess

The punk rock scene of Los Angeles in 1970’s was a complete rejection of the commodification of music and youth culture, but after awhile, it experienced a massive fall out.

Today, punk rock royalty Pleasant Gehman, who recently wrote a chapter for the book “Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk” joins us to recall some of her magical times cavorting in the punk rock scene.

Posted in: Interviews, Music, Podcast, Writers 6 days ago 1