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FOF #2790 – Send in the Clowns

Critics are describing Todd Phillips’ psychological thriller Joker as “toxic” and “irresponsible.” Featuring Joaquin Phoenix as Joker, the film avoids the traditional comic book blockbuster but instead draws on classic films like The King of Comedy in order to explore the real inequalities in modern day America.

Today we take a look at Todd Phillips’ new film Joker and how folks like Martin Scorsese and Jennifer Anniston think superhero blockbuster films are destroying Hollywood.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Movies, Podcast 14 hours ago 0

FOF #2789 – Dragula’s Hollow Eve is on the Bleeding Edge

We’ve seen a lot of wild things on Season 3 of The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: a cow fetus, ripped out cheek piercings, electroshock torture and furry butts, but contestant Hollow Eve took it so far, even the censors wouldn’t let you see it on TV.

Today, Hollow Eve, our favorite post binary, drag socialist with a penchant for anarchy who revels in the beauty of deviant queer art joins us to take a look at a very intesne Season 3 of Dragula.

FOF #2788 – Being Judy Garland

There’s a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding actress Renée Zellweger’s uncanny portrayal of Judy Garland in the new film Judy. Why is Judy Garland still so important all these years after her death?

Today, Peter Mac, one of the best known and longest working Judy Garland impersonators joins us to take a look at the life and legacy of Judy Garland and how it differs from what you see in the film Judy.

FOF #2787 – Scott Herman is Still Going Strong

For folks who grew up with the internet, Scott Hermnan’s workout videos inspired a whole generation of people to lift weights and be their best. Scott’s no-nonsense approach to working out has made him one of the top fitness video bloggers of all time.

Today fitness icon Scott Herman joins us to talk about his decade making workout videos and being an LGBTQ ally.

FOF #2786 – Diary of a Muscle God

Bodybuilder Thomas Terry is well known for his Instagram account Game of Swolls, which he started to show off his biceps and to make new friends. But it came as a shock last week when Thomas announced that he was undergoing chemotherapy– prompting him to say “Everyone loves you when you’re dying.”

Today bodybuilder Thomas Terry joins us to talk about his side hustle as a muscle god in erotic muscle worship videos and overcoming Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia which requires weekly chemotherapy treatments.

FOF #2785 – The Bodybuilding Soul Singer Mekole Wells

One of our more memorable podcast guests is singer Mekole Wells, who was stabbed in the throat ten times by her neighbor and left for dead.

Today singer, PhD candidate, personal trainer and bodybuilder Mekole Well joins us to chat about her new journey as a bodybuilder and why it’s so hard for some people to take the first steps to transform their body, mind and life.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast, Self Improvement 14 days ago 2

FOF #2784 – Vallery Dolls and Manny Petty Go Camping

As the fall season moves forward and the trees start to turn their leaves shades of gold, it’s not too late to spend some time in nature with all your queer pals.

Today Vallery Dolls and Manny Petty treat us to a live music session of songs from their gay campground tour. Listen as Vallery talks about her work with the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers and reading books to children while in drag.

FOF #2783 – Impeachment and Cream

Well it’s finally happened, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump.

Today comedian Shannon Noll joins us to talk about Trump going nuts on Twitter, predictably calling it a witch hunt, then immediately afterwards called Nancy Pelosi asking if they could “figure something out.”

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 19 days ago 0

FOF #2782 – Much Ado About Side Eye

Billy Porter, who plays the fierce and fabulous ballroom emcee Pray Tell in FX’s “Pose,” made history Sunday night by becoming the first openly gay black man to win an Emmy for lead actor in a drama category.

Today comedian Carma Nibarger joins to jump into the melée over Billy Porter’s side eye and RuPaul’s dismissal of diversity at the Emmy Awards.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast, Television 20 days ago 2

FOF #2781 – Candy’s Hammer

LGBT folks are raising an eyebrow over the announcement that actress Angelica Ross will be hosting a presidential forum on LGBTQ issues with most of the top Democratic candidates running in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Today comedian Matt Brown join us to look why people don’t realize Angelica Ross is more than qualified to host the U.S. Presidential Forum on LGBTQ+ issues and what kind of questions we’d ask the candidates

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 25 days ago 0