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Coco Peru Has a Strong Backbone

Coco Peru’s new one drag queen show touches on some intense issues-  living with regret, isolation, social media and aging. Amazingly, she always finds the humor in some pretty tough topics.

Today Coco Peru joins us from to talk about surviving these tough times we are living in.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 14 days ago 1

FOF #2863 – Amanda Cohen: Fashion in the Age of Coronavirus

One of the biggest changes in the age of the Rona is our fashion. Folks are still trying to express themselves in their video teleconferences and sometimes the results are hilarious.

Pants? What are pants? Folks wear pajamas all day long, heads are shaved and if they go outside at all, they look like bank robbers.

Today comedian Amanda Cohen, best known as one of the most challenging people to appear on the makeover reality TV show What Not to Wear joins us to take a look at fashion in the age of Coronavirus.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 22 days ago 0

FOF #2860 – Helping Others in the Time of ‘Rona

With The Rona turning our world upside down, a lot of folks are seeking help or offering to help others so now’s the time to give with kindness and receive with gratitude.

Today, documentary film director and reality TV producer Kerthy Fix, best known on television as the “Granola Lady” from MTV’s Teen Mom and to our long term listeners as the “9/11 Lady” joins us to talk about the challenges we face in the coronavirus pandemic and strategies to help each other survive these difficult times.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast 29 days ago 0

FOF #2865 – A Look at Drag Queens in Movies & the Life of Little Richard

Since the beginning of Hollywood, crossdressers have had their place in film as either a comedic foil or as a threatening monster.

In mainstream movies like Mrs. Doubtfire and Tootsie, the straight men dress up in drag to win hearts or get a fabulous job but rarely do they show the boys dressing as girls just for the fun of it.

Today, Miss Understood, one of the drag queens from the film Too Wong Foo, joins us to look at ways drag queens are portrayed in Hollywood films, what they got right and what they got wrong.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 15 days ago 0

FOF #2864 – Hooray for Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood

After Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award in 1940 for her role in Gone with the Wind, it would be another 50 years before another African American woman, Whoopie Golberg in Ghost, would snatch an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

But what if you could go back in time and rewrite Hollywood’s history to be more black, queer and feminist? Listen as we chat with comic Matt Brown about the magical revisionism of Murphy’s series which showcases vintage Hollywood in all it’s gay glamour and sexy shenanigans.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 21 days ago 0

FOF #2861 – The Rainbow Connection

Pride may be postponed this year, but rainbows aren’t going anywhere. Besides being a symbol for celebrating sexual and gender diversity, rainbows are all about hope, and right now we sure could use it.

One of the most timeless songs about rainbows is the Rainbow Connection, originally written for the Muppet Movie by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, which over the years became a huge cover song.

And now, Kermit the Frog is singing it again, socially distanced and unplugged from his lily pad in the Okefenokee Swamp.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast 28 days ago 2

FOF #2862 – Donut McQueen’s Horror Film Hideaway

During the times of ‘Rona we’ve been satisfying our craving for something frightening by watching Donut’s Scary Movie Night- a fabulous streaming and screaming web show where drag queen Donut McQueen gets high and comments on horror films.

Donut recently streamed Cursed, horror film legend Wes Craven’s tribute to werewolves starring Christina Ricci, her forehead and a pantheon of mid 2000s celebrities. The film is so-so but the commentary is to die for!

Today horror hostess Donut McQueen joins us to take a look at horror films, Wes Craven’s porn career and how werewolves represent our repressed sexuality.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 23 days ago 0

FOF #2866 – Jackie Beat Invents the Video Conferencing Sitcom

Comedy has an amazing power to heal, and Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine’s brilliant video series is getting us through the worst of the quarantine by bringing back to life some of our favorite sitcoms and campy film stars.

From Joan Crawford chastising Christina via video Facetime, to Stephen King’s Carrie getting berated by her twisted Trump loving mother, Jackie Beat along with her pals Sherry Vine, Mario Diaz, and Alaska Thunderfuck put the sickoning into sitcom.

Today Jackie Beat joins us from her home in LA to talk about her quarantine parodies of Three’s Company, Carrie, Mommie Dearest and The Golden Girls presented into a whole new genre: video conferencing sitcom.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 13 days ago 1

FOF # 2867 – Brian Sweeney, Fred Willard and a Million Dollar Pencil

One of our favorite tv shows from the late 70s was NBC’s Real People, a celebration of everyday people doing extraordinary things like a guy who ate soil, a one-legged man who ran across Canada and a couple who owned a roadside store that offered a million dollar pencil for sale.

Real People was by an ensemble that included the recently departed comedian Fred Willard, the show put a spotlight on people’s triumphs and helped introduce eccentric goofballs like Richard Simmons.

Today Brian Sweeney breaks his silence to take a look at the life of comedy legend Fred Willard.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 9 days ago 0

Bonus: Alaska Thunderfuck 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 8 days ago 0