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FOF #2883 – Ben Widdicombe: How I Helped the Rich become Famous and Ruin the World

For much of history, the rich and powerful avoided the limelight because they knew once everyone knows your name and how rotten you are, the guillotine comes next.

But then, something changed- “Keep my name out of your mouth” became “fake it til you make it” and fame and power became the ultimate goal. The rich hired publicists to capitalize on their image and now celebrity culture is another tool to keep terrible people in power.

How did we get here?

Today, gossip reporter Ben Widdicombe, joins us to talk about how celebrity culture is destroying everything, which he details in his new book: “Gatecrasher: How I Helped the Rich Become Famous and Ruin the World.”

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 14 days ago 0

Bonus: Gay Anthems Uncovered!

With the exception of songs like Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” or Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” very few pop songs written as a tribute to LGBT folks have ever reached the top of the charts.

But that doesn’t mean the songs that weren’t so gay to begin with couldn’t end up being the soundtrack at our favorite bars, drag shows or pride celebrations.

Today, we take a look at songs that didn’t start out as gay anthems, but somehow the cover versions ultimately became LGBT legendary tracks.

Posted in: Music, Podcast 15 days ago 0

Bonus: Lady Red Couture is the World’s Biggest Drag Queen

This weekend, Lady Red Couture, a well known drag entertainer in L.A. and the co-host of the youtube talk show Hey Qween died at the age of 43.

Jonny McGovern, who co-hosted the talk show with Lady Red, announced the news on social media saying “It doesn’t feel real but the beautiful light that was Lady Red is gone. I love you baby. I will miss you every day.”

Please enjoy this encore presentation of our podcast with Lady Red recorded on 11.18.15.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast 16 days ago 0

FOF #2882 – Get By with a Little Help from Tom Goss

Tom Goss joins us to play songs from his new album, “Territories” including his passionate new single “Regretting.” The music video for “Regretting” stars Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese. “Regretting” is Tom and Daniel’s third music video collaboration after “La Bufadora” and “Quebec.”

Listen as Tom chats with us about opening up his relationship and how it’s hard to make art during these difficult times.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 21 days ago 0

FOF # 2881 – Yvie Oddly, the Last Drag Superstar Before the Apocalypse

The year 2020 has turned the world of drag upside down and round and round. With the drag world going through contortions it’s oddly fitting that super elastic Yvie Oddly would be the last drag queen before the ‘Rona Pandemic hit to be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar.

Today the wonderfully weird Yvie Oddly from RuPaul’s Drag Race joins us to talk about doing drag during the times of Rona, the surprising criticism she got from fans and fellow contestants after being crowned and early days of drag.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Television 22 days ago 0

Bonus: We Love Mo’Nique

Join us as we talk to the very funny queen of sass, Mo’Nique, about her amazing journey from stand up comedian to Oscar winning actress and what’s happened to her since she won the award.

Mo’Nique answers all your hard questions- about Oprah, Barbara Walters, Richard Pryor, and why Holllywood struggles with diversity.

Posted in: Comedians, Culture & Style, Interviews, Movies, Podcast 22 days ago 0

BONUS: The Puerto Rican Bombshell, Barbra Herr

Puerto Rican bombshell Barbra Herr joins us to talk her amazing career as a drag and cabaret performer, from fighting the AIDS crisis in Puerto Rico to working with the legends in New York City.

Barbra shares her amazing stories of being with Holly Woodlawn when she first heard Andy Warhol died, her friendship with Dominique Jackson from Pose, and what really happened to the man in the chest belonging to Paris is Burning’s Dorian Corey.

FOF # 2880 – Mucho Mucho Amor & The Voyage of Walter Mercado

Audiences are raving about Mucho Mucho Amor, the new documentary on the incredible life of Puerto Rican TV astrologer Walter Mercado.

Today queer Latinx historian Larry La Fountain joins us to take a look at Mucho Mucho Amor and the life of Walter Mercado the bejeweled gender and sexually ambiguous superstar who meant so much to so many people around the world.

Bonus: The Magical Life of Walter Mercado

TV psychic astrologer Walter Mercado, the flamboyant astrologer who captivated generations of people all around the world just passed away in Puerto Rico at the age of 87.

Today queer Latinx historian Larry La Fountain joins us to take a look at the magical life of Walter Mercado and why this bejeweled gender and sexually ambiguious superstar meant so much to so many people around the world.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 30 days ago 0

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 1 month ago 1