This week on social media, Tennessee queen Aurora Sexton called out some Drag Race girls for their unprofessional behavior for showing up late, forcing clubs to rearrange the show order to suit their taste and the worst crime off all, demanding red M&Ms and champagne be put in their dressing room.
Today Fox E. Kim, our drag sister from another mister joins us to speak in defense of the ingenue queens who simply don’t want sweaty greasy fans grabbing their wigs when they aggressively hug them.
It was supposed to be a first year anniversary celebration for players of the record breaking mobile game Pokémon GO, but instead the attendees found themselves unlocking the ninth level of hell.
Today comedian Cody Melcher, one of the admins for the Chicago Pokémon GO Facebook group joins us to find out how the gaming festival turned into a disaster and how people had to wait 20 minutes in line just to escape the mess.
People have an unabashed love for those burly jocks who chase balls or ripped comic book superheroes who fight crime but many folks don’t quite know what to make of those athletes whose goal is to be that biggest baddest muther f*ckers on the stage: bodybuilders.
Today we look at the impact of muscle building on culture, from circus strongmen, to gay erotica and all the way up to modern day superhero blockbuster films.
In the early 80s, designer Calvin Klein used gorgeously muscular men to promote his underwear brand which turned an everyday undergarment into a sexualized fashion accessory that not only changed the way people think about underwear, but also how men look at their own bodies.
Joining us is comedian Carma Nibarger to talk about underpants and how women have managed over the centuries to corral their boobies - from corsets, to bullet bras, to letting it all hang out.
With the success of Hamilton, theater companies are embracing diversity in stories, plays and casting, but some reviewers aren’t liking it – Chicago Sun Times theater critic Hedy Weiss reportedly said at a panel in 2011 “there are so many plays about race and gender that it’s sickening.”
Today actor Jerome Beck joins us to take a look at the conservative backlash on diversity in theater and the role of theater critics in the age of social media and the internet.
In drag and club kid culture, the freakier you look, the more beautiful you are. So, for many folks, embracing being a weirdo in the nightlife scene is a wonderful way of unlocking the beauty that lies within.
Today, bearded beauty JerFay, joins us to tell his story of growing up Baptist in Texas, falling in love with a boy in 7th grade and being forced into state mandated torture to force him to hide his sexuality.