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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 15 days ago 0

FOF #2864 – Hooray for Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood

After Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award in 1940 for her role in Gone with the Wind, it would be another 50 years before another African American woman, Whoopie Golberg in Ghost, would snatch an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

But what if you could go back in time and rewrite Hollywood’s history to be more black, queer and feminist? Listen as we chat with comic Matt Brown about the magical revisionism of Murphy’s series which showcases vintage Hollywood in all it’s gay glamour and sexy shenanigans.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 21 days ago 0

FOFA #2321 – Hollywood’s Disposable Beefcake

We love the wild women and outrageous plots of films like Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Rocky Horror, Myra Breckinridge and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, but despite their success as camp classics, after their release, the hunks who starred in them all but disappeared from Hollywood.

Today we’re joined by Peaches Christ, who has been parodying many of these campy films for decades, to discuss why these hunks ran screaming from Hollywood after making only one film.

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

FOF #2501 – Vivacious Kiki on Drag Race Season 9

Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race premiered with a guest appearance by Lady Gaga so we should have guessed early on that the queen who drew a lot of inspiration from mother monster was destined to prance away with the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.

Today, Vivacious, the queen who rests beneath the goddess head Ornacia, joins us to kiki about the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 3 years ago 6

FOF #2321 – Hollywood’s Disposable Beefcake, Part One

We love the wild women and outrageous plots of films like Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Rocky Horror, Myra Breckinridge and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, but despite their success as camp classics, after their release, the hunks who starred in them all but disappeared from Hollywood.

Today we’re joined by Peaches Christ, who has been parodying many of these campy films for decades, to discuss why these hunks ran screaming from Hollywood after making only one film.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 4 years ago 1

FOF #2130 – Star Wars Goes Gay

The Star Wars universe is getting its first official LGBT character with the release of the new novel Lords of the Sith. Although everyone always thought R2-D2 and C3-PO were gay, the new character is in fact a lesbian named Moff Mors, and not More Muffs.

Today writer Jack Ryan joins us to take a look at characters and actors in popular culture people have always thought were gay, but may be were just good friends.

Posted in: Podcast 5 years ago 3

FOF #1854 – Everybody Goes to Hollywood

Recently Kristen Studard, one of Chicago’s most celebrated comedians packed up her bags one snowy winter day and relocated to sunny L.A.. And guess what? She loves it!

Today we take a look at some of the myths surrounding the larger than life entertainment mecca that is Hollywood. Is everyone on drugs there? How bad is the traffic? Why are some of these entertainers so damn self-centered?

Posted in: Podcast 7 years ago 4

VIDEO: Zac Efron Drops Condom at Red Carpet Premiere

Zac Efron turned red carpet red at the premiere of “The Lorax” in Los Angeles. The 24-year-old actor reportedly dropped a condom after reaching into his pocket. He later picked up the gold packet and […]

Posted in: Movies, News & Rumors, People, Videos 8 years ago 1

FOFA #1307 – Mamie Van Doren is Still a Troublemaker

At one point in Hollywood, Mamie Van Doren, along with Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, was considered one the most beautiful women on the silver screen.

Today, Mamie Van Doren is as alive and kicking as ever and has a new album “Still a Troublemaker.” Listen as she talks about her amazing life and dating many of Hollywood’s Golden age hunks, and even Henry Kissinger!

Posted in: Actors, Classic Podcasts, Interviews, Podcast 9 years ago 1

FOF #1307 – Mamie Van Doren is Still a Troublemaker

At one point in Hollywood, Mamie Van Doren, along with Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, was considered one the most beautiful women on the silver screen.

Today, Mamie Van Doren is as alive and kicking as ever and has a new album “Still a Troublemaker.” Listen as she talks about her amazing life and dating many of Hollywood’s Golden age hunks, and even Henry Kissinger!

Posted in: Actors, Interviews, Musicians, People, Podcast 10 years ago 9