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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 # 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

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 29 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

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!

India Ferrah, Mimi Imfurst & Stacy Lane Matthews: Part 2

Today is part two of our special with the fabulous queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Can I get an Amen around here?

One of the most controversial moments on the 3rd season of the reality TV show was the factions created by the self-proclaimed “pretty” queens who called themselves “Heathers” and called the other contestants “Booger Queens.” Up till now, RuPaul could pick any booger as winner!

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

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 1 month ago 0