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FOF #2799 – A Review of Sasha Velour’s Smoke and Mirrors

When Sasha Velour bled a cascade of rose petals from her head during the final performance on season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race, you knew she was going to sahay away with the crown.

Today we take a look at Sasha Velour’s new show, “Smoke and Mirrors,” where she blends drag, visual art, projection, impossible costumes and magic into an unstoppable tour de force.

Posted in: Cooking with Drag Queens, Filmmakers, Podcast 1 month ago 1

FOF #2793 – Making Sweet Tea

A lot has happened since author Dr. E Patrick Johhnson first came on the podcast a decade ago to talk about his groundbreaking book “Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South” – a collection of more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised and continue to live in the South.

Posted in: Actors, Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 0

FOF #2578 – Billy Santoro’s Cheesecake Factory

When Andy Warhol famously said, “in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes,” we’re not sure he realized that for so many people, it would be because they didn’t have any clothes on.

Today Billy Santoro, one of the biggest stars of DIY films joins us to talk about the roller coaster ride film stars get from their fans, from heartfelt acts of kindness to horrifyingly cruel hate.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 years ago 2

FOF #2380 – Making Her Story

It’s official! Jen Richard’s groundbreaking web series Her Story, about two trans women who find love after giving up on that second hand emotion, is nominated for an Emmy.

Today, the lovely Jen Richards returns to Feast of Fun to give us a behind the scenes look at the making of Her Story and the controversies behind Caitlyn Jenner’s reality TV show I Am Cait.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast 3 years ago 0

FOF #2376 – ¡Viva La Revolución!

Viva is an extraordinary film that captures the struggle of a young hairdresser named Jesus, played by Héctor Medina, who is trying to make it as a drag queen in Havana, Cuba.

Today we chat with Viva’s director, Irish filmmaker Paddy Breathnach about making a film about a young man who is finding his voice in the drag queen scene in Cuba, a country trapped in time.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Filmmakers, Interviews, Movies, Podcast 3 years ago 2

FOF #2341 – Taming the Fame Monster

Lady Gaga was right- fame is a monster: you lose friends and family over jealousy, you feel drained after too many gigs and are left wondering how you’re going to find the energy for your next project.

Today we’re joined by reality TV producer and filmmaker Kerthy Fix to talk about common mistakes people make when they become famous because of reality television.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast 4 years ago 1

FOF #2180 – Hell Yes to Hell Town!

What happens when you mash up a soap opera with a horror film? You get Hell Town, a place where all the hot jocks you knew in high school get sliced and diced by the Letter Jacket Killer.

Today the film’s director Steve Balderson joins us to talk about incorporating soap opera themes into a slasher film, what he learned from the late great actor Karen Black.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast 5 years ago 2

FOF #2044 – Adventures in Babysitting

Two years ago filmmaker Mark Blane was accused of “gay-napping” two boys he babysat at a grocery store in Chicago. His experience as a male caretaker inspired him to develop CUBBY, a new film where a gay nanny develops a relationship with a older gay sex worker.

Today Mark Blane joins us to talk about his adventures in babysitting that led him seek crowd-funding to make his quirky film.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 5 years ago 8

FOF #1547 – Can Anybody Find Me Somebody To Love

Austin film maker Evan Roberts – whose new short film 33 teeth, follows a 14 year-old boy who develops a fascination with the comb of his hunky next-door neighbor, joins us to talk about crushes, gay teen angst and how to handle the pain of unrequited love.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast 8 years ago 11

FOF #1515 – A Tearoom Farce

Director Kyle Henry whose new film, FOURPLAY is stirring up a lot of controversy in the independent film circuit with its outrageous portrayals of gay men having sex in a public bathroom and a cross dressing sex worker who services a quadriplegic client.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast 8 years ago 4