Today we celebrate 11 years of fabulous shows, once as Feast of Fools, today as Feast of Fun. We’ve managed to dig up a very special guest from way back when, the tragically glamorous Victoria Lamarr!
Back when we started the podcast in 2005, one of our early guests was Matthew Bogseth, a drag queen who went by the name of Victoria Lamarr. Later that year Matthew was in hospital from complications of AIDS.
What was initially a fund to buy Victoria flowers grew large enough to buy her a refurbished iMac. As Victoria Lamarr, Matthew used his computer to create a dozen short movies about her glamorous drag queen life while living in her modest low income apartment building.
Before there was YouTube and video podcasts on iTunes, Victoria Lamarr was one of the first drag queen podcasters and to our knowledge the first person living with full blown AIDS to video blog.
Victoria’s last in-person appearance on the show was taped at the Apple Store in downtown Chicago, where we parodied Steve Jobs and Madonna’s video conference at the MacWorld Keynote.
Shortly after that program, Matthew fell into a severe depression and relapsed into drug and alcohol addiction. He moved to Florida to escape his toxic family and abusive boyfriend and three years later Matthew has been sober for seven months. He’s moving back to Chicago to find a new career and rekindle his past friendships.
Little Miss Vicki is in the home studio answering your questions through Facebook, and plans to hopefully return to Chicago to find a new life and rekindle past friendships.
We just taped a drag-a-liciously funny drag queen video where we force feminize Marc into Daphne Dumount. Even I got into the drag queen fun! Check out these over-the-top photos:
French pole vaulter Romain Mesnil launched a publicity campaign to land a new sponsor by running through the streets of Paris with his long pole wearing nothing but his birthday suit.
Actress Isabella Rosellini returns to her deliciously wacky world of green porn: her short films on animal sexual behavior.
Scientists discover an emulsifier used in ice cream and makeup that may lead to the creation of an effective microbicides, a topical ointment that will protect people from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
And why people should lay off Madonna’s desires to adopt another African baby.
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