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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 #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 2 months ago 2

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 2 months ago 0

BONUS: Interview with the Hideously Beautiful Christeene

Christeene is exploding across the South in a hot mix of raw sexual shamlessness and original rap music. Today we’re continuing our shows from Austin, Texas with the man behind the mad woman, musician Paul Soileau.

Plus: A prankster overtakes WallMart’s intercom, Indonesia’s soil snack food, and Prinny the little cat from Australia that learned how to swim.

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 8 months 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 9 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 4 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 4 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