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Interview: Varla Jean Merman is the Beauty & the Beast

Folks fell in love with the she-larious Varla Jean Merman in the iconic camp film Girls will Be Girls but she stunned everyone when she recently took off her top and showed the world that the beauty is also a beast- a stunning, muscular hairy beast, with a fish tail! Today, Varla joins us to talk about how folks react to her rocking bod and how she alters her drag to make room for bodybuilding.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 2 months ago 0

Bonus: Fortune’s Favorite Daughter

Denise Chanterelle DuBois life seems right out of Narcos or Orange is the New Black- she was a cocaine dealer until she got caught with a kilo and went to prison for a surprisngly short time.

Listen as Denise joins us to talk about her life as a cocaine dealer and why she handed out donut holes to the public to celebrate a major trans victory.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0

Bonus: The Most Ridiculous Celebrity Endorsements Ever

Celebrities are just like us except when they fall on hard times, they get a boat load of money for endorsing embarrassingly crappy products that makes their fall from grace even more spectacular.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to take a look at the most ridiculous celebrity product endorsements ever.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

Bonus: Rainbow Magic at the Belmont Rocks

Although we like to think of our LGBT spots as permanent places that will always be there, the reality is that they come and go.

Today writer and historian Owen Keehnan joins us to talk about the Belmont Rocks, a very public space where LGBT folks hung out in the sun to find community and a little bit of love in the early days of the queer rights movement.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0

Bonus: Gay Anthems Uncovered!

With the exception of songs like Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” or Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” very few pop songs written as a tribute to LGBT folks have ever reached the top of the charts.

But that doesn’t mean the songs that weren’t so gay to begin with couldn’t end up being the soundtrack at our favorite bars, drag shows or pride celebrations.

Today, we take a look at songs that didn’t start out as gay anthems, but somehow the cover versions ultimately became LGBT legendary tracks.

Posted in: Music, Podcast 2 months ago 0

Bonus: We Love Mo’Nique

Join us as we talk to the very funny queen of sass, Mo’Nique, about her amazing journey from stand up comedian to Oscar winning actress and what’s happened to her since she won the award.

Mo’Nique answers all your hard questions- about Oprah, Barbara Walters, Richard Pryor, and why Holllywood struggles with diversity.

Posted in: Comedians, Culture & Style, Interviews, Movies, Podcast 2 months ago 0

BONUS: The Puerto Rican Bombshell, Barbra Herr

Puerto Rican bombshell Barbra Herr joins us to talk her amazing career as a drag and cabaret performer, from fighting the AIDS crisis in Puerto Rico to working with the legends in New York City.

Barbra shares her amazing stories of being with Holly Woodlawn when she first heard Andy Warhol died, her friendship with Dominique Jackson from Pose, and what really happened to the man in the chest belonging to Paris is Burning’s Dorian Corey.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 3 months ago 0

Bonus: The Magical Life of Walter Mercado

TV psychic astrologer Walter Mercado, the flamboyant astrologer who captivated generations of people all around the world just passed away in Puerto Rico at the age of 87.

Today queer Latinx historian Larry La Fountain joins us to take a look at the magical life of Walter Mercado and why this bejeweled gender and sexually ambiguious superstar meant so much to so many people around the world.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 0

As the Bathhouse Turns

All types of men go to bathhouses for all types of reasons but mainly they go for sex.

Today, writer Terrill Aaron Closs puts everyone on blast as he takes us into the belly of the beast and shares with us his stories of working in a gay bathhouse in Atlanta.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 4 months ago 0

India Ferrah, Mimi Imfurst & Stacy Lane Matthews: Part 1

Drag- for some girls it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure. A revolution in drag is exploping thanks to the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Today we’re talking to three of the fabulous queens from the reality TV competition who all scored high in charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent, and if you take the first letter of that list, these ladies give it in abundance!

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 4 months ago 0


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You are a TESORO! A treasure! » More

On FOF # 2880 – Mucho Mucho Amor & The Voyage of Walter Mercado
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I would love to see Coco on CWDQ too! Hopefully one day she’ll decide to do it. » More

On Coco Peru Has a Strong Backbone
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I appreciate your thoughts Jim. Jackie Beat’s videos are really a lifesaver during these challenging times. » More

On FOF #2866 – Jackie Beat Invents the Video Conferencing Sitcom
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Thank you so much for the kind words Jim! » More

On FOF # 2868 – Mike Ruiz on Directing Starrbooty and Being a Gay Supermodel
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So happy that lifted your spirits Xavier! » More

On FOF #2847 – Uncle Jack’s Gay Glory Days