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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 4 months ago 1

FOF #2637 – Will Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette” Change Comedy for Good?

Hannah Gadsby’s solo show “Nanette” is unlike no other comedy special you’ve seen before and may be the most important performance of the decade.

Today comedian Colette Gregory joins us to reflect Hannah Gadsby’s landmark performance “Nanette.” Colette is a trained mental health counselor who works on a wide variety of fields including LGBT folks and sexual assault prevention, and has a lot of insight into this powerful performance.

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

FOF #2634 – Blair St. Clair is America’s Sweetheart

Things are going well for Blair St. Clair, the ingenue drag queen from season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race- she’s moved in with her hunky boyfriend and her album Call My Life is topping the charts.

Today Blair St. Clair joins us to talk about her roller coaster ride through musical theater and drag, Butterfly gate on the Drag Race finale and what all young people can do to bridge the divide with their family.

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

FOF #2641 – Guy Branum is Goddess

At a young age, out gay comedian Guy Branum realized that channeling his inner goddess was a great way to assert power in a world dominated by straight men. As a gay boy you might not have the ability to wield lightning bolts but you sure can turn a bitch into stone with a cold stare and a sassy quip delivered with impeccable timing.

Today, Guy Branum joins us to talk about his hilarious and touching new memoir “My Life as a Goddess.”

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 12 months ago 0

FOF #2636 – The Color Purple is in the Pink

The musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Color Purple, is kicking off its national tour right here in Chicago.

After experiencing trauma after trauma in the first act, we see Celie come of age and not only become her own woman, this Celie gets a lot more woman on woman action than Whoopi Goldberg ever did.

Posted in: Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2664 – Janae Marie Kroc’s Big Lift

Today championship bodybuilder, powerlifter and trans pioneer Janae Marie Kroc joins us to talk about the new documentary “Transformer” which follows Janae as she navigates her life as a trans woman, powerlifting icon, bodybuilder and parent to three amazing sons.

Posted in: People, Podcast 9 months ago 0

FOF #2639 – 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 12 months ago 2

FOF #2640 – A Sneaky Peeky at Camp Wannakiki

Attention all campers! Pack your bags. We’re headed to the wilds of Camp Wannakiki with Ashley and Brandon Wright’s drag alter she-go’s: Apple Brown Betty and Cherry Pi Sugarbaker.

Today the twins who run Hamburger Mary’s share their story on how they went from burger brothers to campy sisters with their new reality series Camp Wannakiki.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, YouTube Celebrities 12 months ago 2

FOF #2642- A Madonna Style Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Madonna’s in hot water again for ruining another celebrity tribute. Today the hilarious Matt Brown joins us to take a look at the life and music of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin – her infamous feuds with Patti Labelle and Dionne Warwick, her insistence on being pad in cold hard cash and why she didn’t leave a will.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 11 months ago 5

FOF #2638 – Alaska Battles the Sharknado

In the latest and quite possibly final installment of the series, The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time, one of our favorite drag queens, Alaska Thunderfuck, death drops for her life.

Today Alaska Thunderfuck joins us to take a bite out of The Last Sharknado film and to talk about playing the daughter of Star Trek’s Marina Sirtis in the movie.

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