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FOF #2320 - The Incredible Life of Male Actress Charles Pierce - 04.08.16

FOF #2320 – The Incredible Life of Male Actress Charles Pierce

Long before people lined up to meet the reality TV stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race, comedian Charles Pierce packed the clubs from the 1960s to the 90s with his outrageous send ups of Hollywood’s Golden Age divas.

Today we’re joined by actor Kirk Fredrick, whose new book “Write That Down! The Comedy of Male Actress Charles Pierce,” details his work as a producer, stage manager, and dresser to Pierce for over 20 years.

Posted in: Actors, Drag & Trans, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 6
FOF #2330 - Finding Neverland - 05.18.16

FOF #2330 – Finding Neverland

One of Chicago’s hottest parties is Neverland, where lgbt folks and their friends gather in a decadent environment with the world’s top drag queens and DJs. But unlike the circuit parties that precede it, Neverland promises to be a place where everyone is welcome.

Our guest today is Neverland co-creator Anthony DiFiore, who also manages two of the top three girls from this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 11
FOF #2329 - Magnus Hastings’ Wonderful World of Drag - 05.17.16

FOF #2329 – Magnus Hastings’ Wonderful World of Drag

For over a decade, Magnus Hastings has photographed the world’s greatest drag queens for his luscious new coffee table book “Why Drag?” which also features short stories marked by humor and, oftentimes, sincerity on why the queens do drag.

Today we talk with Magnus Hastings about his new book and how selfies have replaced autographs.

FOF #2338 - When Fashion Kills - 06.03.16

FOF #2338 – When Fashion Kills

The fashion industry hasn’t always had our best interests at heart- even back in the Victorian era, the Rational Dress Society was fighting against the ridiculous corsets women were forced to wear.

Today writer Zach Stafford joins us to take a look at futuristic jumpsuits as a way to make clothing more economical and ecologically friendly.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 28 days ago 1
FOF #2347 - Staceyann Chin is Motherstruck - 06.22.16

FOF #2347 – Staceyann Chin is Motherstruck

A lot of LGBT folks don’t become parents by accident. For most, it’s a conscious choice to bring a new person into this world and that process can be fraught with many unforeseen obstacles.

Listen as renowned poet and performance artist Staceyann Chin joins us to talk about how she turned her wild ride to motherhood into a one woman show “Motherstruck.”

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 9 days ago 0