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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 14 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 20 days ago 0

FOF #2099 – Rise of the Lumbersexual

Timber! Lumbersexuality, a hot new fashion trend for men that focuses on bushy beards, comfy flannel shirts and a rugged appreciation for nature is setting the woods on fire. But when was a rugged, handsome guy in flannel not popular?

Today we take a look at people’s collective fascination with lumbersexuals, masculinity and it ultimately says about ourselves.

Posted in: Podcast 5 years ago 2

FOF #1807 – Tomboy Ahoy!

As a little tomboy, comedian Brianna Baker felt pressure to use the boy’s bathroom in order to avoid people’s outrage. Her over the top grandmother Phyllis even offered her $200 to dress up like a lady. Ironically, this little girl that passed for boy grew up to be a tall gorgeous woman.

Today we’re chatting with Brianna Baker, one of Chicago’s rising comics. Her one woman show “Bede” that recounts her life as a biracial tombow growing up in a small town has gotten a lot of critical acclaim.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 7 years ago 1

VIDEO: Mae West and Rock Hudson “Baby It’s Cold OUtside”

I know you’re probably sick of the song “Baby it’s Cold Oustide” after it was recently on Glee but I love this version of the song with Mae West and Rock Hudson. The best part […]

Posted in: Videos 10 years ago 0

FOF #975 – A Salute to Bea Arthur

Comedy actress Bea Arthur, best known for her starring roles in the hit TV sitcoms. Maude and The Golden Girls. died of cancer over the weekend. She was 86. Today we take look at the […]

Posted in: People, Podcast 11 years ago 9