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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 2 months ago 0

FOF #2863 – Amanda Cohen: Fashion in the Age of Coronavirus

One of the biggest changes in the age of the Rona is our fashion. Folks are still trying to express themselves in their video teleconferences and sometimes the results are hilarious.

Pants? What are pants? Folks wear pajamas all day long, heads are shaved and if they go outside at all, they look like bank robbers.

Today comedian Amanda Cohen, best known as one of the most challenging people to appear on the makeover reality TV show What Not to Wear joins us to take a look at fashion in the age of Coronavirus.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2862 – Donut McQueen’s Horror Film Hideaway

During the times of ‘Rona we’ve been satisfying our craving for something frightening by watching Donut’s Scary Movie Night- a fabulous streaming and screaming web show where drag queen Donut McQueen gets high and comments on horror films.

Donut recently streamed Cursed, horror film legend Wes Craven’s tribute to werewolves starring Christina Ricci, her forehead and a pantheon of mid 2000s celebrities. The film is so-so but the commentary is to die for!

Today horror hostess Donut McQueen joins us to take a look at horror films, Wes Craven’s porn career and how werewolves represent our repressed sexuality.

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

FOF #2850 – Silver, Sexy and Sixty-Nine

As we see gay folks living longer, there’s a new found appreciation for silver daddies and even grandpas as sex symbols.

But even though Dwayne Jonson and Paul Mason make aging look delicious, getting older isn’t always as sexy as it looks- your back hurts, the D don’t work and the text size on your phone is now set to “billboard.”

Today, gay publishing pioneer and now comedian Louis Weisberg joins us to look at aging and raging gracefully.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2849 – The Big Momma of Cellblock COVID-19

We’re all going through hard times during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s so rough, folks are comparing self-isolation to being locked up behind bars. So maybe we can learn a thing or two on surviving all this from someone who has actually done some time in the pokey.

Today comedian Lindsey Shaw, who did a stretch in the big house, joins us to talk about getting through self isolation by looking at ways she dealt with being in the slammer.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0

FOF #2848 – Tiger King: Gay Rednecks, Caged Animals, Guns & Meth

Folks cooped up during the coronavirus pandemic are wild for Netflix’s Tiger King, a true crime docu-series about an eccentric group of private zoo owners battling it out over who is king of the caged jungle. Who knew all it took for the country to forget their troubles is a gay redneck seducing straight men with tigers, guns and meth?

Today comedian Carly Balerini joins us to take a look at the hit documentary series Tiger King and the outrageous stuff they left on the cutting room floor.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 1

FOF #2847 – Uncle Jack’s Gay Glory Days

For most folks it’s been a little over a week of self isolation to ward off the coronavirus pandemic. Marooned in our own places like the Swiss Family Robinson, we have to make the best of what we got, and it sometimes feels like things may never get back to that dirty word “normal.”

Today queer media pioneer Jack Ryan joins us to chat about his adventures in Chicago’s club scene in the 70s and 80s before the AIDS crisis hit hard.

Listen as Jack talks about the wild nights of drugs and disco that transformed over the years into more nights of even drugs and House music.

Posted in: Podcast 4 months ago 3

FOF #2846 – Fighting Coronavirus by Looking at the History of AIDS

For folks who lived through the early AIDS pandemic, there’s a real sense of dread over coronavirus. Republicans failed to take early action on AIDS and we are still living with the repercussions of that. And just like HIV and AIDS, LGBTQ+ people are especially vulnerable to coronavirus, so we must ask – are we prepared to suffer the same fate as we did with the AIDS crisis?

Today, Dr. Steven Thrasher, professor of journalism and LGBTQ Health at Northwestern University joins us to look at coronavirus and AIDS: how both of these epidemics impact LGBTQ+ people, incarcerated folks and rural Americans.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 4 months ago 0

FOF #2845 – Matt Brown Hunkers Down in His Sex Dungeon

In every disaster film you’ve ever seen, corporate greed turns any calamity into a disaster by sheer selfishness and stupidity. From the mayor in Jaws to the lackeys fronting the Weyland-Yutani Corporation in Aliens, movies make us understand that the quickest way for it all to go to hell is to leave greedy bastards in charge.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us from his quarantine bunker/ sex dungeon to talk about how celebrities are creating terrible online content to get us through the pandemic.

Posted in: Podcast 4 months ago 1

FOF #2844 – Home Schooling During the Apocalypse

For kids who grew up in the tropics, this period of self isolation is very much like when hurricanes would hit and force us to stay at home.

Today my sister and Marc’s sister-in-law, Talia Fernós, Doctor of Mathematics, joins us to talk about her childhood experiences of homeschooling during a natural disaster. What can we learn from people who lived without electricity or water for months?

Posted in: Podcast 4 months ago 0