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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 8 days ago 0

FOF # 2878 – Sick and Twisted Parody Songs from Quarantine

If comedy is born out of tragedy, then parody songwriters have a lot to work with in these trying times.

Today comedian and parody song enthusiast Amanda Cohen joins us to look at some fabulous parody songs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Amanda regularly hosts Flapper’s Comedy Clubs Speakeasy Comedy Showcase and moderates as a judge on I’m With Stupid – A contest between comedy songwriters Carla Ulbrich & Steve Goodie.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 16 days ago 0

FOF # 2877 – Brandon Ash Mohamed is Black, Queer and a Capricorn

We always think of Canada, our neighbor to the north, as an idyllic place where fountains flow with maple syrup, moose roam freely and everyone is happy riding toboggans to work.

But, just like the folks in the US of A, Canada has its own problems with race and police brutality.

Joining us today is comedian Brandon Ash Mohamed, who as far as we know, is the only out gay Black comedian in Canada, to talk about his new comedy album, Capricornication, where he talks about growing up black and gay in the Great White North.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 21 days ago 0

FOF # 2876 – LGBTQ People Win Workplace Protection

In a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights law of 1964 does indeed protect LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination on the basis of sex.

Today we take a look at the momentous Supreme Court Ruling extending employment protections to all LGBTQ people, and Chicago’s Drag March for Change, where thousands gathered to protest systemic racism in the gay neighborhood of Boystown..

Posted in: Podcast 23 days ago 0

FOF # 2875 – Black at Second City

In the comedy world, not everything is a laughing matter, especially when it comes to allegations of racism and sexual misconduct at one of the world’s most prestigious comedy institutions- Chicago’s Second City.

Today comedian Rachel Hall who’s worked with Second City joins us to take a look at Chicago’s comedy scene and how Vogue Magazine’s Anna Wintour says perhaps she’s been too hurtful and intolerant and pledges to hire more black creatives and journalists.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 27 days ago 0

As the Bathhouse Turns

All types of men go to bathhouses for all types of reasons but mainly they go for sex.

Today, writer Terrill Aaron Closs puts everyone on blast as he takes us into the belly of the beast and shares with us his stories of working in a gay bathhouse in Atlanta.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 28 days ago 0

FOF # 2874 – The First Gay Pride

Make no mistake about it: Stonewall was a riot. Windows were broken, protesters were beaten and the neighborhood was trashed all to let the police and the mob controlled bars know that queer folks weren’t going to take it anymore.

Today, the long time theater editor for the Chicago Reader Albert Williams, joins us to talk about planning and attending the first Pride March in Chicago and how it connects with the Black Lives Matter Protests happening now.

The following June, which is 50 years ago this month, those legendary riots were commemorated with LGBT marches that are now known as the Pride Parade.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 29 days ago 0

FOF # 2873 – The Big Flower Fight’s Henck & Yan

One of Netflix’s most heartwarming new reality TV shows is the competitive floral design series, The Big Flower Fight, where ten teams of plant enthusiasts are challenged to create larger-than-life plant and flower installations to win top prize- Best in Bloom.

Today Henck Röling and Yan Skates, the wildly creative and costumed contestants from the show join us to spill the herbal tea on their friendships and shady rivalries between contestants on the show.

Posted in: Podcast, Television 30 days ago 0

India Ferrah, Mimi Imfurst & Stacy Lane Matthews: Part 1

Drag- for some girls it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure. A revolution in drag is exploping thanks to the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Today we’re talking to three of the fabulous queens from the reality TV competition who all scored high in charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent, and if you take the first letter of that list, these ladies give it in abundance!

India Ferrah, Mimi Imfurst & Stacy Lane Matthews: Part 2

Today is part two of our special with the fabulous queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Can I get an Amen around here?

One of the most controversial moments on the 3rd season of the reality TV show was the factions created by the self-proclaimed “pretty” queens who called themselves “Heathers” and called the other contestants “Booger Queens.” Up till now, RuPaul could pick any booger as winner!