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FOF #2444 - Bootycandy - 01.31.17

FOF #2444 – Bootycandy

From hoo-ha to dingaling, there’s no shortage of words parents use to describe private parts to their kids. For writer director Robert O’Hara, it was “Bootycandy,” and that’s what he titled his play about a young boy who has to learn what it means to grow up gay and black.

Today, Robert O’Hara joins us top chat about his play, “Bootycandy,” the impact of Obama’s presidency, and how it’s Tyler Perry’s world and we are just living in it.

Posted in: Actors, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 5
FOF #2441 - The Wall - 01.26.17

FOF #2441 – The Wall

Like Pink Floyd’s The Wall, the Berlin Wall and the Great Wall of China, large walls often become symbols of authoritarian oppression.

Trump is pushing through his campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S./Mexico border and guess who’s paying for it? You are!

Today, writer Robyn Pennacchia joins us to take a look at walls throughout history and popular culture.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 months ago 2
FOF #2459 - Get Out Zach - 03.08.17

FOF #2459 – Get Out Zach

Get Out, the exciting new film by comedian Jordan Peele takes a look at racism and the fetishization of black people by drawing on provocative elements from films like The Manchurian Candidate, The Stepford Wives and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Today, Zach Stafford, editor at large for OUT magazine joins us to talk about Get Out’s indictment of racism in America and was the film Moonlight robbed of its Oscar moment.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 18 days ago 1
FOF #2466 - Mama Ru and Mother Monster Make Magic - 03.23.17

FOF #2466 – Mama Ru and Mother Monster Make Magic

Since Lady Gaga tweeted her support for RuPaul’s Drag Race many years ago, fans have been clamoring to get Mother Monster on Mama Ru’s show. Well hold on to your weaves hennies, cause on the season premiere, Lady Gaga walks into the workroom like any other contestant to join the 13 queens.

Today, Jackie Huba, author of two books on Lady Gaga and drag queens joins us to talk about how successful drag queens turn their followers into super fans and what you can learn from these gals to make your own business and life a sparkling success.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 3 days ago 0