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FOF #2950 – Alexandra Gray on Sister Act and Black Divas

Sister Act, the 1992 musical comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg, is a favorite classic for many LGBTQ+ folks, after-all, who can’t relate to a larger than life figure who has to find their own special world to protect themselves from dangerous forces?

Today Alexandra Gray, drag entertainer from the Hall Dynasty, joins us to take a look working in Chicago’s drag scene and then getting cast in the Sister Act Musical, in the lead role of Delores Van Cartier.

Listen as we chat with Alexandra about how drag gave her a path to expressing her womanhood and the similarities of her life to the movie Sister Act.

FOF #2949 – Making Out with Strangers

While there are a lot of similarities between the AIDS crisis of the late 80s and today’s Covid pandemic, one thing that’s been hard for a lot of people is not being able to meet up for a little hanky panky, not even get a little kiss.

Well, pucker up lovers, cause that’s all about to change.

Today we’re taking a look at new health guidelines that are saying if you’ve had your covid shots, it’s probably ok to kiss and hook up with strangers.

Posted in: Podcast 11 days ago 1

FOF #2948 – Loving: A Collection of Photos of Men in Love Transcends Time

“Love is love” became the rally cry of the modern LGBTQ+ movement, declaring that love is universal among all people. But in the past, the love that dared not speak its name found other ways to express itself in photography.

Thankfully, photograph collectors and real life married couple Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell have uncovered thousands of intimate photos of same male sex couples, many of which are featured in their new book: Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s.

Today Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell join us to take a look at these marvelous photographs from their book Loving and untangle the secret codes men had for expressing love and intimacy.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 11 days ago 0

FOF #2947 – Lil’ Nas X Rides the Pole Down to Hell

A great entertainer says what we’re all feeling, and since it’s been a hell of a year, Lil’ Nas X hung up his adorable pink cowboy hat and traded it for a skin tight bondage getup to ride a stripper pole to hell.

With a Lil Nasty help from right wing outrage, the single has shot to #1 on the charts!

Today we’re cutting loose like Lil Nas X did with the devil and looking at all the wild stuff rolling around regarding his new controversial video Montero and those wickedly evil shoes.

Posted in: Music, Podcast 13 days ago 0

FOF #2946 – The Tea on Tina Turner

In the new documentary film, Tina, the Queen of Rock and Roll has the final word on her growing poor, her relationship with Ike Turner, and how she became one of the world’s most celebrated artists.

The new documentary is gonna get you hooked on Tina all over again.

But despite its in-depth look at the pop icon’s life, many amazing things were briefly touched on or left on the cutting room floor, so today is Tina Turner day, where we look at the life and legacy of this one of a kind diva.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 17 days ago 0

FOF #2945 – Gay Cruising at the World Trade Center

Even in places as populated as NYC, there was always a place you could go where nobody knows your name, but they’re always glad you came.

In the new short film “Trade Center,” filmmaker Adam Baran returns to the site of the World Trade Center to examine the stories of men who cruised the iconic building for sex before the twin towers fell.

Listen as we chat with Adam Baran about what made the Twin Towers a powerful center for trade, the impact of the surveillance state on cruising and can digital hookups replace what’s been lost?

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 26 days ago 0

FOF #2944 – Linda Simpson’s Drag Explosion

In the mid 80s, at the height of the AIDS crisis, New York City experienced a drag revolution. In the center of the action was drag queen Linda Simpson, who took pictures of all the kooky kids in the club scene with her portable camera.

Today, Linda Simpson gives us a look into her new book The Drag Explosion, her queer underground magazine My Comrade and why we still feel all these years later the shockwaves of the Drag Explosion.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 27 days ago 1

Debbie Reynolds on Carrie Fischer and Dating Gay Men in Hollywood

While we never had a chance to talk to Carrie Fisher on the podcast, we did get the opportunity to talk to her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

Listen as we talk with Hollywood’s Golden age diva Debbie Reynolds on her career, love, dating gay men in Hollywood and what it’s like living next door to her daughter Carrie Fisher. Originally posted in 2009.

Posted in: Actors, Classic Podcasts, Interviews, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2943 – Steven Thrasher: The Viral Underclass

During the early months of the Coronavirus Pandemic, folks were comparing it to the Spanish Flu of 1918, saying that at the end of the pandemic, it would be just like the Roaring 20s all over again- we’d roll our stockings down, rouge up our knees and all that jazz.

So why don’t we feel like dancing the Charleston just yet?

Today, Dr. Steven Thrasher, professor of journalism and LGBTQ Health at Northwestern University joins us to look at the Coronavirus pandemic and the changes we’ve experienced since he last visited with us a year ago.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 0