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FOF #2726 – Being Mr. Rogers’ Gay Black Neighbor

One of the unexpected surprises from “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the documentary film on Mr. Rogers, was just how fierce and unapologetically gay in real life is Francois Clemmons, the actor who played Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Today we’re delighted to talk to Officer Clemmons, Francois Diva Man Scarborough Clemmons from his home in Vermont about coming out as gay to Mr. Rogers, his love of turquoise jewelry and is there any truth to the recently revealed rumor that Mr. Rogers was bisexual?

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 8 months ago 1

FOF #2771 – Vivacious Wraps Up Season 2 of Pose

FX’s hit series Pose is the queer family show we’ve longed for- it is a chosen family that displays incredible courage, humor and love while struggling to survive and make art in NYC in the early 90s.

Today mother returns: Vivacious, New York club kid legend and RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite joins us to take a look at the very touching season finale of Pose.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 3 months ago 2

FOF #2789 – Dragula’s Hollow Eve is on the Bleeding Edge

We’ve seen a lot of wild things on Season 3 of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: a cow fetus, ripped out cheek piercings, electroshock torture and furry butts, but contestant Hollow Eve took it so far, even the censors wouldn’t let you see it on TV.

Today, Hollow Eve, our favorite post binary, drag socialist with a penchant for anarchy who revels in the beauty of deviant queer art joins us to take a look at a very intesne Season 3 of Dragula.

FOF #2718 – Velvet Rage: Flaws in 3-D

One of the gay liberation book Velvet Rage, despite all the great ideas presented, is that it misses out on the intersection of gender and sexual identity, and presents traditional, monogamous relationships as the ideal.

Today therapist and relationship expert Damon L Jacobs joins us to take a look at why some gay men get angry when they are challenged and why it’s so hard to draw strength from understanding our weaknesses.

Posted in: Podcast, Politics & Activism, Writers 8 months ago 2

FOF #2700 – Stacy Layne Matthews is the Queen of Henny

The word “henny” will forever be associated with Stacy Layne Matthews from RuPaul’s Drag Race because she’s so sweet. One of the perennial meme queens, folks still can’t get enough of the image of Stacy Layne sneaking a photo with her cell phone at the taping of the Drag Race finale.

Today the queen of Henny herself, Stacy Layne Matthews joins us to kiki about All Stars 4 and why the toxic fans who attack people on social media may be ruining the show for everyone.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 10 months ago 0

FOF #2786 – Diary of a Muscle God

Bodybuilder Thomas Terry is well known for his Instagram account Game of Swolls, which he started to show off his biceps and to make new friends. But it came as a shock last week when Thomas announced that he was undergoing chemotherapy– prompting him to say “Everyone loves you when you’re dying.”

Today bodybuilder Thomas Terry joins us to talk about his side hustle as a muscle god in erotic muscle worship videos and overcoming Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia which requires weekly chemotherapy treatments.

FOF #2774 – Adventures in Forced Feminization

Gender is so ingrained in us that whenever we see those lines blurred or broken it can be quite thrilling. As much as people love drag it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to playing with gender.

Today, transvestite dominatrix Amy Vodkahaus, joins us to talk about her adventures in force feminizing people for fun and profit.

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

FOF #2680 – Everyone Can Be Everything

Since RuPaul’s Drag Race came on the air a decade ago, the world of drag has changed- the lines between gender, identity and sexuality have all blurred and most drag shows these days welcome anyone. Is TV going to catch up?

Today trans guy, drag queen Sweet Gwendolyn, (aka Debbie Penetration) joins us to take a look at the roller coaster ride drag has gone though in the past decade, and how a lot of ideas from performance art like therapy got folded into the drag soufflé.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 12 months ago 0

FOF #2686 – A Lady Bunny Christmas

Christmas isn’t quite the same without the raunchy outrageous humor of our beloved drag mom Lady Bunny. For over a decade Bun-Bun’s twisted holiday parodies have been a favorite of our end of the year Incredibly Strange Christmas Music special.

But what kind of Christmas music does she enjoy listening to? Today Lady Bunny joins us to look at some outrageous Christmas music we all love.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 11 months ago 4

FOF #2679 – From There to Here

Performance artist Hereaclitus Here Vernon wowed us back in 2004 at last live Feast of Fools show by performing in a fragile gingerbread house dress covered in frosting and gumdrops.

Today Hereaclitus Here Vernon talks about Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey as seen in Greek mythology and films like Star Wars and ties it into the process of gender self discovery.

Posted in: Artists, Podcast 12 months ago 2