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FOF #2702 - The Legend of the Bearded Lady - 02.08.19

FOF #2702 – The Legend of the Bearded Lady

One of the most talked about names in Chicago gay nightclub history is The Bearded Lady, who is now a bit of a legend because many who remembered her are either dead or were too drunk to remember anything.

Today historian Owen Keehnen joins us to chat about his new book ”Dugan’s Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady” which looks at the life of the Bearded Lady, who ruled the roost at Dugan’s Bistro, a Chicago disco that pioneered the use of spectacle in nightclubs, later adopted by clubs like the famous Studio 54.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 12 days ago 2
FOF #2703 - Muffy Fishbasket Gets Real - 02.10.19

FOF #2703 – Muffy Fishbasket Gets Real

With the rise of the internet, web videos and reality TV shows, queer artists have access to an unprecedented amount of visibility and while it seems like the possibilities of having a real career as a drag queen are endless, is it really so easy?

Today Muffy Fishbasket, the campy queen from Camp Wannakiki joins us to talk about how to make it work when the work seems daunting.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 9 days ago 0
FOF #2707 - Peaches Christ Takes on Mean Girls - 02.18.19

FOF #2707 – Peaches Christ Takes on Mean Girls

For queer folks, Tina Fey’s film Mean Girls became an instant cult classic for the way it captures the complex dynamic between bullies and their victims.

Today San Francisco based drag queen Peaches Christ joins us to take a look at bullying in the film Mean Girls and how it carries on the great tradition of teen movies like Heathers and Jawbreaker.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 days ago 0
FOF #2699 - All Hail the Gay Rodeo Queen and King  - 02.04.19

FOF #2699 – All Hail the Gay Rodeo Queen and King

Life doesn’t always go in a straight line, sometimes it goes loop de loop, like a rodeo cowboy’s lasso until it catches onto something good.

Today Ms International Gay Rodeo Association 2019 Alina Whorez Cole joins us with her fellow title holder MsTer IGRA 2019 Jorge Sanchez to talk about her their close friendship and the challenges navigating their new responsibility of being this year’s gay rodeo king and queen.

Posted in: Podcast 16 days ago 1
FOF #2704 - The Sex Appeal of a Banana Split - 02.12.19

FOF #2704 – The Sex Appeal of a Banana Split

One of most outrageous sex scenes in Hollywood is in the film 9½ Weeks where Mickey Rourke slathers Kim Basinger with all kinds of sticky food in front of the open refrigerator door.

Some folks find it sexy and others proclaim ”what a mess!”

Today we take a look at aphrodisiacs in food and sex. What’s in your kitchen that will make your bedroom hot as an oven?

Posted in: Podcast 8 days ago 0
FOF #2705 - Katy Perry’s Ugly, Ugly Shoes - 02.13.19

FOF #2705 – Katy Perry’s Ugly, Ugly Shoes

Right after the news that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam awkwardly denied ever doing blackface, racist caricatures continued popping up in the news as designers and entertainers, including Katy Perry were accused of trying to profit off racist imagery. Some folks were even more shocked that Katy Perry even has a fashion line.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to take a look at why in 2019 we are still wrestling with folks showing up in blackface.

Posted in: Podcast 7 days ago 1
FOF #2706 - The Horrific Origins of Valentine’s Day - 02.14.19

FOF #2706 – The Horrific Origins of Valentine’s Day

While it may seem like just another cash grab by candy manufacturers, Valentine’s Day began in Greco-Roman times as a sadomasochistic fertility ritual and nowadays it is responsible for a lot of horrific clickbait relationship advice articles on the Internet.

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at the dark and gruesome origins of Valentine’s Day and all the outrageous romantic advice blogs post to coincide with the holiday.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 6 days ago 0
FOF #2708 - Louisianna Purchase is Fully Loaded - 02.19.19

FOF #2708 – Louisianna Purchase is Fully Loaded

For over 30 years of her life, Louisianna Purchase had never seen a live drag show, then she fell in love with drag queen Bulimianne Rhapsody and the rest is her-story. Weezie caught the sickening drag bug for which there is no known cure.

Today Louisianna Purchase joins us from her cozy kitchen in Texas to talk about her journey from punk rock to drag.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 19 minutes ago 0