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FOF # 2879 – You Don’t Nomi: 25 Years of Showgirls

Today documentary filmmaker Jeffrey McHale joins us to take a look at why people still can’t stop talking about Showgirls all these years later. Jeffrey’s feature film debut, You Don’t Nomi, explores the themes of sexual violence, camp and outrageousness in Paul Verhovens films and interviews a wide variety of fans of this cult classic.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Podcast 9 days ago 0

FOF # 2878 – Sick and Twisted Parody Songs from Quarantine

If comedy is born out of tragedy, then parody songwriters have a lot to work with in these trying times.

Today comedian and parody song enthusiast Amanda Cohen joins us to look at some fabulous parody songs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Amanda regularly hosts Flapper’s Comedy Clubs Speakeasy Comedy Showcase and moderates as a judge on I’m With Stupid – A contest between comedy songwriters Carla Ulbrich & Steve Goodie.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 17 days ago 0

FOF # 2877 – Brandon Ash Mohamed is Black, Queer and a Capricorn

We always think of Canada, our neighbor to the north, as an idyllic place where fountains flow with maple syrup, moose roam freely and everyone is happy riding toboggans to work.

But, just like the folks in the US of A, Canada has its own problems with race and police brutality.

Joining us today is comedian Brandon Ash Mohamed, who as far as we know, is the only out gay Black comedian in Canada, to talk about his new comedy album, Capricornication, where he talks about growing up black and gay in the Great White North.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 22 days ago 0

FOF # 2876 – LGBTQ People Win Workplace Protection

In a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights law of 1964 does indeed protect LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination on the basis of sex.

Today we take a look at the momentous Supreme Court Ruling extending employment protections to all LGBTQ people, and Chicago’s Drag March for Change, where thousands gathered to protest systemic racism in the gay neighborhood of Boystown..

Posted in: Podcast 24 days ago 0

FOF # 2875 – Black at Second City

In the comedy world, not everything is a laughing matter, especially when it comes to allegations of racism and sexual misconduct at one of the world’s most prestigious comedy institutions- Chicago’s Second City.

Today comedian Rachel Hall who’s worked with Second City joins us to take a look at Chicago’s comedy scene and how Vogue Magazine’s Anna Wintour says perhaps she’s been too hurtful and intolerant and pledges to hire more black creatives and journalists.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 28 days ago 0

FOF # 2874 – The First Gay Pride

Make no mistake about it: Stonewall was a riot. Windows were broken, protesters were beaten and the neighborhood was trashed all to let the police and the mob controlled bars know that queer folks weren’t going to take it anymore.

Today, the long time theater editor for the Chicago Reader Albert Williams, joins us to talk about planning and attending the first Pride March in Chicago and how it connects with the Black Lives Matter Protests happening now.

The following June, which is 50 years ago this month, those legendary riots were commemorated with LGBT marches that are now known as the Pride Parade.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 30 days ago 0

FOF # 2873 – The Big Flower Fight’s Henck & Yan

One of Netflix’s most heartwarming new reality TV shows is the competitive floral design series, The Big Flower Fight, where ten teams of plant enthusiasts are challenged to create larger-than-life plant and flower installations to win top prize- Best in Bloom.

Today Henck Röling and Yan Skates, the wildly creative and costumed contestants from the show join us to spill the herbal tea on their friendships and shady rivalries between contestants on the show.

Posted in: Podcast, Television 1 month ago 0

FOF # 2872 – Matt Brown and the War Within

Comedian Matt Brown says it’s hard to be in an interracial relationship, with himself. He recently posted that “the black man and white woman that live in my head have been arguing this week” and it’s stressing him out.

Part of him wants to visit the beauty salon and the other half wants to see the world burn while he sits on the couch.

Today Matt Brown joins us to chat about being a biracial child who couldn’t fully embrace his blackness until he was a young adult.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF # 2871 – Nina West is the Queen of Nice

After auditioning for nine seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nina West was ready to throw in the make up smeared towel when she finally got that life changing phone call.

We all could see it in her eyes on every episode of Drag Race “I can’t believe I’m finally here.” Nina went on to win people’s hearts and became Miss Congeniality.

Today Nina West, from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 joins us to talk about her adventures after becoming Miss Congeniality. This Friday Nina passes on the torch to this season’s winner. Will this season’s winner be ready for the crown?

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF # 2870 – Ending the Gay Blood Ban

Considering how important it is to give blood, every donor should be greeted with a pizza party when they give a pint of blood to a complete stranger.

Instead, some blood donors still get turned away if they answer yes to being men who have sex with other men.

Today gay rights activist JD Miller joins us to look at why the ban on gay blood donation persists even with its devastating impact on everyone’s health.

Posted in: Artists/Designers, Podcast 1 month ago 0


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