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FOF #2890 – Chelsea Myers is Breaking Free from Hypnosis

When people think of hypnotism, they often conjure up the idea of a malevolent force like Dracula trying to get them to do their bidding.

But in reality people turn to hypnotism to live better lives, from quitting smoking to forced feminization: the art of transforming yourself into a beautiful creation of your dominatrix’s imagination. It seems like hypnosis could unlock the limitless potential of the mind, but is it possible to go too far?

Today comedian Chelsea Myers joins us to look at all the wild things people turn to hypnotism for help. Besides being a fabulous queer comedian in Chicago, as a teenager Chelsea was hypnotized at a party and wasnt able to break the spell.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0

Bonus: The Greatest Sissies of All Time

In most films effeminate men are portrayed as villains- sissies who are morally weak because of their homosexuality. But when its comes to comedy: sissies are heroes because they are the mistfits who have the courage to tell it like it is.

Today the faaaabulous Brian Sweeney joins me to take a look at some of the greatest sissies in culture and entertainment. Listen as we sissy that walk down memory lane as we look at Frank Nelson, the yeeeeeess man from the Lucy Show to Scott Thompson’s Buddy Cole from The Kids in the Hall.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2889 – The Mandela Effect: Did Madonna Ever Meet Elvis?

It’s Madonna’s birthday and it’s also the anniversary of the day Elvis Presley died. But does their connection go deeper than that?

Today we take a look at the mysterious photo of a young woman trying to meet Elvis. Is this an example of the Mandela effect: the phenomena where large groups of people can recall something that did not happen or remember it very differently from the way it actually occurred.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Podcast 1 month ago 0

Bonus: James St. James’ Freak Show: When High School is a Drag

James St. James talks about his book “Freak Show” which is now a movie on Amazon Prime.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 1 month ago 0

Bonus: Miz Cracker Cuts the Cheese

It’s been a huge year for drag queens and their fans, not just with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s move to a major cable channel, but also with the many web series and reality TV shows featuring drag artists.

So why are people saying drag is not the shiny happy party it promised to be? As Morgan McMichael says “why you mad girl?”

Today, one of New York’s hottest drag queens, Miz Cracker, joins us to talk about the way drag queens have taken over media and what that means for the goils who grew up pounding the pavement in heels to perform at the local queer watering holes.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2888 – The Queens Battle for Miss Continental

In the world of female impersonation pageants there is no title more coveted than being crowned Miss Continental. The new documentary film, The Queens, looks at the allure of the decades old Miss Continental contest and what it takes to win the one crown that rules them all.

Today, The Queens’ filmmaker, Mark Saxenmeyer, joins us to talk about how the documentary showcases the Continental Pageant system with a behind the scenes look at the run up to the competition and interviews with the legends who run the prestigious contest.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2887 – Kamala Harris Makes Herstory!

Kalloo kalay, Kamala Harris has been selected by Joe Biden as his running mate for the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Harris makes history as the first Black woman and the first Asian American woman to run as a vice presidential candidate on a major US party ticket.

Today comedian Lindsay Shaw joins us to take a look at the announcement of Kamala Harrris as Vice President and how Republicans are already sharpening their knives.

Posted in: Podcast 2 months ago 0

Bonus: Naysha Lopez Won Our Hearts

One of the hardest gigs on reality television is to be the first queen sent home on RuPaul’s Drag Race because you never get to show the world everything you have to offer.

Today Naysha Lopez, the first gal to go home from Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race joins us to talk about winning the prestigious Miss Continental 2013, and how it compares with being on Drag Race.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 2 months ago 0

BONUS: Pageant Queen Aurora Sexton Looks at the 1968 Documentary The Queen

One of the most influential LGBT documentaries of all time is The Queen, Frank Simon and Flawless Sabrina’s 1968 film that takes the viewer behind the scenes of a tumultuous drag pageant held in New York City two years before the Stonewall riots.

Today, Miss Gay U.S. of A pageant winner, Aurora Sexton, joins us to look at drag pageants over the decades and what it takes for a gal to make it big in the pageant circuit.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2886 – Podcast Pizza Party

With the weekend coming up, we thought today we’d kick back, put a pizza in the oven and take a look at the goodies from the week and all the hot news–

A medical miracle: doctors grow a dong on a man’s arm to replace it.

Jennifer Hudson wows the internet with her powerful and dizzying musical tribute to the late Civil Rights Leader John Lewis.

Posted in: Podcast 2 months ago 0