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FOF # 2867 – Brian Sweeney, Fred Willard and a Million Dollar Pencil

One of our favorite tv shows from the late 70s was NBC’s Real People, a celebration of everyday people doing extraordinary things like a guy who ate soil, a one-legged man who ran across Canada and a couple who owned a roadside store that offered a million dollar pencil for sale.

Real People was by an ensemble that included the recently departed comedian Fred Willard, the show put a spotlight on people’s triumphs and helped introduce eccentric goofballs like Richard Simmons.

Today Brian Sweeney breaks his silence to take a look at the life of comedy legend Fred Willard.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 months ago 0

FOF #2866 – Jackie Beat Invents the Video Conferencing Sitcom

Comedy has an amazing power to heal, and Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine’s brilliant video series is getting us through the worst of the quarantine by bringing back to life some of our favorite sitcoms and campy film stars.

From Joan Crawford chastising Christina via video Facetime, to Stephen King’s Carrie getting berated by her twisted Trump loving mother, Jackie Beat along with her pals Sherry Vine, Mario Diaz, and Alaska Thunderfuck put the sickoning into sitcom.

Today Jackie Beat joins us from her home in LA to talk about her quarantine parodies of Three’s Company, Carrie, Mommie Dearest and The Golden Girls presented into a whole new genre: video conferencing sitcom.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 4 months ago 2

FOF #2865 – A Look at Drag Queens in Movies & the Life of Little Richard

Since the beginning of Hollywood, crossdressers have had their place in film as either a comedic foil or as a threatening monster.

In mainstream movies like Mrs. Doubtfire and Tootsie, the straight men dress up in drag to win hearts or get a fabulous job but rarely do they show the boys dressing as girls just for the fun of it.

Today, Miss Understood, one of the drag queens from the film Too Wong Foo, joins us to look at ways drag queens are portrayed in Hollywood films, what they got right and what they got wrong.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 4 months ago 0

FOF #2720 – Getting Deep into Heavy Metal

With its gratuitous sex, drugs, violence and musical soundtrack, the 1981 animated film Heavy Metal became a hit with midnight movie goers, influencing films & TV shows like He-Man, Blade Runner and the 5th Element.

Today queer comic book publisher Zan Christensen joins us to take a look at Heavy Metal, it’s influence on Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and on Zan’s current project with illustrator Yves Navant- 13: The Astonishing Lives of the Neuromantics, a space opera adventure seen through a queer lens.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 years ago 0

FOF #2665 – A Dose of a Freaky Ghost

Maybe people are attracted to ghosts because they are often used in literature and film as a metaphor for humankind’s sometimes world weary existence.

Today the hilarious Brian Sweeney joins us to talk about ghosts: how do ghosts in films and TV shows jive with people’s reported supernatural experiences?

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOF #2049 – Trans Movie Villains

Watching a horror movie can be very therapeutic. You get to experience terror without any real danger and you get to scream real loud. Unfortunately, Hollywood shamefully capitalizes on the audience’s latent transphobia by centering horror films around transgender killers.

In real life, transgender people are usually the victims of heinous crimes instead of the perpetuators. Today, Parker Marie Molloy joins us to take a look at transgender movie villains.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Podcast 6 years ago 15

FOF #1785 – Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

When The Rocky Horror Picture Show came out in theaters in 1975, it was a flop. Audiences didn’t quite know what to make of the film adaptation of The Rocky Horror Show, a kooky musical that featured Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad transexual scientist from outer space who builds himself a sexy Frankenstein monster named Rocky.

Today Peaches Christ joins us on a behind the scenes tour of one of the greatest films ever made, the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Movies, Podcast 8 years ago 13

”The Hobbit”: The View From ’the Middle of Middle-Earth’

Hobbit fever! No, it’s not just a hankering for short hairy guys with big feet. The long-awaited adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” has hit theatres—-“At last!”, you might say, especially if you live in […]

Posted in: Movies, News & Rumors, Videos 8 years ago 0

Video: Trailer for “The Most Famous Woman in the World”

My friend Kerthy Fix sure loves to make movies on queer folks! She’s already made two films on a couple of the most beloved indie rock bands, The Magnetic Fields and Le Tigre and now […]

Posted in: Culture & Style, Drag & Trans, Movies, Videos 11 years ago 1