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FOF #2801 – 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 29 days ago 3

FOF #2571 – You Can’t Stop Despacito

Everyone knows the Grammys are a sham, so why are folks getting so upset that Despacito got overlooked?

Today the always fabulous Larry La Fountain, queer and Latinx studies professor at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor joins us to look at the crisis in Puerto Rico and this remarkable song’s power to change the world.

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

FOF #2493 – Marga Gomez’s Heart Belongs to Daddy

We love comedian Marga Gomez, who you may know from such film classics as Sphere where she and Queen Latifah go down deep, deep into the sea. Marga was born into showbiz- her father was an empresario who created variety shows in New York City for Latinx audiences that included such amazing acts as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and transgender cabaret pioneer Christine Jorgensen.

Today, Marga Gomez joins us in the home studio to kiki about her new and perhaps last show, Latin Standards, her awkward run ins with Ellen DeGeneres and all the unusual films & TV shows she managed to get cast in including Sense 8 and Batman Forever.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 3 years ago 2

FOF #2472 – Lola Von Miramar Gets Her Cucu Back

Of all the queens on Cooking with Drag Queens, nobody’s worked her appearance on the web series to get gigs talking about drag, food and culture like Lola Von Miramar, the creation of Dr. Larry La Fountain who teaches queer latinx studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Today, Lola joins us to kiki about Pepsi’s disastrous Kendall Jenner advertisement, teaching a university course on the art of drag in America and all the té on the latinx hijas from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9: Valentina, Cynthia Lee Fontaine and Jaymes Mansfield.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 3 years ago 13

FOF #2409 – How do You Pronounce Latinx?

ow we think about gender identity and sexuality is evolving and some people are having a hard time keeping up with all the new language surrounding these new concepts.

Our friend, Professor Larry La Fountain travels all over the world talking about LGBT people and Latin American culture and one of the most common questions he gets asked is: what is Latinx and how do you translate the word “queer” into Spanish?

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 3 years ago 2

FOF #2408 – Boricua to the Max

Dr. Larry LaFontaine is best known to fans of Feast of Fun as the incredible Lola Von Miramar whose first time in drag was in our very first episode of Cooking with Drag Queens where we fried up tostones and smashed them with cha cha heels.

Today, Larry La Fountain joins us to talk about his new coloring book on Queer History and his sexy new short story, SJU-ATL-DTW, about sex, airports and life as gay Puerto Rican in Detroit.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 3 years ago 2

FOF #2182 – In the Kitchen with Lola Von Miramar

Today, Lola Von Miramar, the only drag queen in our series with a Ph.D. (and that’s not just piled high and deep) joins us to talk about the delicious things that didn’t make it into her Cooking with Drag Queens episode.

Throughout his life, Larry has been told he would make a wonderful drag queen but he resisted the call of the wild because of the stigma associated with cross dressing but in summer 2010 he relented and dove right in.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 5 years ago 18

FOF #2017 – Lola Von Miramar and the Delicious Tostones

Although Professor Larry La Fountain has made significant contributions to the field of Queer Latin American studies, he’s probably best known for his drag debut in “How to Make Tostones” which inspired our new web series Cooking with Drag Queens.

Today Larry La Fountain joins us to talk about his fabulous second career as drag queen Lola Von Miramar.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 5 years ago 6

FOF #1433 – Country Queen, City Queen

For many gay folks, moving to the big city may be an important rite of passage but in some ways it’s become a lot easier to lead a happy life in your own hometown.

Do gay people still need to move to urban cities to lead happy lives?

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 8 years ago 6

FOF #1431 – Lola Von Miramar Takes Over the World

We’re in Ann Arbor, Michigan with Larry La Fountain, the man behind the fabulous Lola Von Miramar from the “Tostones” video.

Join us as we have a fabulous talk about drag queens, Puerto Rican drag queens and building a college course on the cultural fringe.

Posted in: Podcast 8 years ago 13