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FOF #2994 – Britney is Free At Last

Now that Britney is free, what’s next for the Princess of Pop – will she seek damages against her parents? Will she have a big comeback or will she retire from the public eye that’s hounded here for most of her life?

Today writer Aron Solomon joins us to took at Britney Spears’ legal battle, the #freeBritney movement, and how her case has broader legal ramifications.

Posted in: Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2993 – Keep it Gay! Becoming the Producer’s Gay Hitler

For as gay as the musicals on the Great White Way are, Broadway characters and their relationships are disturbingly straight. So when we get a character that openly queer, we celebrate it, even if it’s Hitler.

Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tony Tony Tony award-winning “Mel Brooks’ The Producers” on Broadway with actor John B Boss, who has played the fierce drag queen gay Hitler in over 230 shows including the official touring production.

Posted in: Actors, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 2 months ago 2

FOF #2992 – Eric Clements Lifts the Veil on Forgotten Punk Music

Our story today begins with our neighbor and dear friend, Eric Clements, who discovered a giant box of cassette tapes at a thrift store.

Among the massive collection of pop music was a few cassettes of a band he never heard of called the Veil, whose rock music and strong lead vocals by Lorna Donley could easily have been played in rotation on MTV or featured in a soundtrack of a John Huges film.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2991 – 16 Years of Lady Bunny on Feast of Fun

Sixteen years ago on Feast of Fun, Bunny was one of our first guests on the podcast and it’s been a thrill over the years as she returns time and time again to crack us up with stories of being a baby drag queen with RuPaul, founding Wigstock and her love of the peen.

Today Lady Bunny joins us to take a look back at 16 years of being a guest on Feast of Fun and her own roller coaster ride of fame, fortune and fanatics.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2990 – Becoming Steve from Blue’s Clues

When Steve Burns unexpectedly left the children’s TV show Blue’s Clues it opened up some wild speculation among fans. Was it drugs? An illicit affair? Was he gay? How could he just leave us like this?

So when Steve Burns came back in a video which touched on the struggles of growing up and having jobs, family and student debt, the public was deeply moved. At the same time, it was almost like a deadbeat dad coming in for an awkward hug.

Our guest today is comedian Dan Cass, who’s hilarious video parodying Steve Burns instagram return makes us roar with laughter. Listen as we take a look at Blue’s Clues affected Dan’s generation and his hilarious parody video we think everyone should check out.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2989 – Matt Brown Takes on the Dave Chappelle Controversy

You’ve probably already heard about the controversy or even weighed in on Dave Chappelle’s final comedy special for Netflix, The Closer, where the comedy legend spends most of the hour taking an irreverent and critical look at the collective struggle of LGBTQ folks.

Today comedian Matt Brown, Ms Brown if you’re nasty, joins us to take a look at Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer” and the surrounding controversy around his comments on LGBTQ plus folks and trans bodies.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2988 – Q-Force: From West Hollywood with Love

As LGBTQ people, we’re connected now more than ever before. We live together, we fight together and we ride together- that’s what inspired comedy writer Gabe Liedman to create Q-Force, Netflix’s new animated comedy series that takes us on an adventure with a team of queer super spies and their allies as they team up to fight evil, save the world in West Hollywood, all before Brunch.

Today Q-Force’s animators and directors Jeanette Moreno King and Alex Sayler join us to talk about the new animated series, their shared history animating The Simpsons and the new Beavis and Butthead film.

Posted in: Artists, Filmmakers, Podcast 4 months ago 0

FOF #2987 – Tom Goss is Living His Best Life

As we lead up to the milestone of our 3000th show, some of our favorite guests, who have been there for the long haul, like musician Tom Goss, are back to tell you just how awesome Feast of Fun is, and yes, they are correct.

Tom was a college wrestler who went ot the seminary in hopes of becoming a Catholic priest but then he came out, became a singer songwriter and eventually grew to be the loveable queer music icon he is today.

Today musician Tom Goss joins us to to look back on being a queer music pioneer, why he’s now creating music for the thrill of it, and how you just need 1000 dedicated fans to make it in this world.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 4 months ago 0

FOF #2986 – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

The new movie musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” tells the true story of Jamie Campbell, a 16-year-old teenager who overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness and into the spotlight as a fabulous drag queen.

Today Max Harwood and Lauren Patel, stars of the movie musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie join us to look at the making of their first film, Max and his co-star Richard E. Grant first time in drag and meeting the real life Jamie Campbell.

Posted in: Actors, Drag & Trans, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 4 months ago 0

FOF #2985 – Erthe St. James on the Summer of Soul

The summer of 1969 was an extraordinary time- the Stonewall riots ignited the modern LGBTQ rights movement, astronauts landed on the moon, Woodstock shaped the anti-war movement and for Black folks in Harlem, it was the Summer of Soul.

Today musician Erthe St. James, who is highly influenced by Nina Simone and the music of this era joins us to look at the impact these artists from Summer of Soul have had on music and Civil Rights.

Listen as we chat with Erthe St. James about the wonderful music featured in the documentary and what the world would be like if the footage of the festival was widely seen at the time?

Posted in: Culture & Style, Music, Musicians, Podcast 4 months ago 0