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FOF #2071 – Trixie Mattel’s Poker Face

FOF #2071 – Trixie Mattel’s Poker Face

Trixie Mattel was born at a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show where she played Trixie, the character that lip syncs the opening credits.

Trixie’s intense contouring gives her drag look a demented cartoon character appeal and her performance echoes the kitschiest parts of pop culture. So why is she considered the black sheep of Milwaukee’s drag scene?

Listen as we test Trixie’s poker face about a certain reality TV series and her two month long illness she endured this summer.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 5 days ago 0
FOF #1982 – Butch Up that Walk

FOF #1982 – Butch Up that Walk

Every Memorial Day weekend thousands of leather folks from around the world gather in Chicago for the International Mr. Leather contest and conference.

The contest traces its roots back to the Mr. Gold Coast Chicago leatherman contest that was organized a year after the Stonewall riots.

Today we’re joined by Mr. Chicago Leather 2014 Miguel Torres and his friend Chicago gay nightlife photographer extraordinaire Anthony Meade whose alter ego is the she-larious Sister Bitch, a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast 6 months ago 4
FOF #1428 – Mister Leather Europe’s American Vacation

FOF #1428 – Mister Leather Europe’s American Vacation

Although leather as a sexual fetish came from gay men’s appreciation for the masculine independence of the 1950s American biker culture and films, Europeans took it to new heights with the super sexual imagery of the artist Tom of Finland.

Today we’re chatting with the very cute Martin Cedergren, Mister Leather Europe 2007 who Marc just happened to run into at Hollywood Beach, our local Gay Beach.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast 3 years ago 10
Things got a little frisky during Pride in Chicago

PHOTO: Getting Frisky

It was great to hang out in the bars after Chicago’s 2011 Pride Parade, mostly because it seemed like the whole town was exhausted from the joyful revelry. Afterwards, we got a little frisky in the basement, here’s the photographic result.

Posted in: Hunks, Images 3 years ago 5
PHOTO: Chris Colfer in Rolling Stone Magazine

PHOTO: Chris Colfer in Rolling Stone Magazine

Always looking fabulous, Glee’s Chris Colfer posed for a photo with a bunch of tough leather guys for Rolling Stone Magazine. Isn’t he too young to be drinking a cocktail in a bar? In real […]

Posted in: Culture & Style, Images, People, Television 4 years ago 0
VIDEO: Sexual Fetish and Leather – Mistress Melissa

VIDEO: Sexual Fetish and Leather – Mistress Melissa

We take our gal pal Melissa Young to IML (International Mr Leather) contest and sexual fetish expo to poke around to see what kind of crazy hijinks we can find.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Video Podcast, Videos 4 years ago 1
IML and the Generation Gap

IML and the Generation Gap

After tonight’s Black & Blue Ball at the House of Blues, International Mr. Leather weekend, or IML, will be over until next year.  If you haven’t heard yet, Tyler McCormick, a disabled trans man from […]

Posted in: Culture & Style, Events, Topics, Travel 4 years ago 14
Sex, Fetishes, and Social Networking.  OH MY!

Sex, Fetishes, and Social Networking. OH MY!

International Mr Leather or IML is fast approaching!  In less than two weeks, thousands of leather and kink enthusiasts will descend upon Chicago for a fun weekend-long event with plenty of networking opportunities.  Are you […]

Posted in: Culture & Style, Social Media, Topics, Trends 5 years ago 2
International Mr. Leather Boys & Toys Montage, 2009

International Mr. Leather Boys & Toys Montage, 2009

International Mister Leather (IML) is an international conference and contest of leathermen and leatherwomen held annually since 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. Always full of a huge assortment of leathermen and sexual fetishists of all shapes […]

Posted in: Hunks, Videos 5 years ago 1
Mr. Towel Contest at International Mr. Leather, Chicago 2009

Mr. Towel Contest at International Mr. Leather, Chicago 2009

Check out our hilarious video clips and stills taken from the Mr. Towel 2009 Contest we did at IML this weekend with Steamworks. Like the Special Olympics, it really didn’t matter who won, but how […]

Posted in: Cake Sitting, Hunks, Videos 6 years ago 3