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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 4 months 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago 0

FOF #2861 – The Rainbow Connection

Pride may be postponed this year, but rainbows aren’t going anywhere. Besides being a symbol for celebrating sexual and gender diversity, rainbows are all about hope, and right now we sure could use it.

One of the most timeless songs about rainbows is the Rainbow Connection, originally written for the Muppet Movie by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, which over the years became a huge cover song.

And now, Kermit the Frog is singing it again, socially distanced and unplugged from his lily pad in the Okefenokee Swamp.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast 5 months ago 2

FOF #2860 – Helping Others in the Time of ‘Rona

With The Rona turning our world upside down, a lot of folks are seeking help or offering to help others so now’s the time to give with kindness and receive with gratitude.

Today, documentary film director and reality TV producer Kerthy Fix, best known on television as the “Granola Lady” from MTV’s Teen Mom and to our long term listeners as the “9/11 Lady” joins us to talk about the challenges we face in the coronavirus pandemic and strategies to help each other survive these difficult times.

Posted in: Filmmakers, Interviews, Podcast 5 months ago 0

FOF #2859 – Ridiculous Food Trends That Probably Will Perish After the ‘Rona

One good thing about Miss Rona is that she has us all in the kitchen making good food and stress eating the anxiety away. The reason they call it COVID-19 is because of the 19 pounds we’re gonna put on when this is all over.

Food trends come and go and while we are baking bread and living off dolonga coffee for now, some truly awful foods will thankfully be banished to the trash can.

Today we take a look at ridiculous popular food trends that will probably perish during the coronavirus pandemic and how folks are changing the way they eat at home.

Posted in: Food & Drink, Podcast 5 months ago 0

FOF #2858 – Peaches Christ Looks at Her Twisted Home Movies

The most hated queen this season is Miss Rona! She shut down every club, gig, and festival so now all the other queens are scrambling trying to figure out how to keep their wigs above water.

Our ghoulish gal pal Peaches Christ is opening up her vault, An Evening With Peaches Christ & Her Home Movies – a rare viewing of her short films with a live Q&A.

Today Peaches Christ joins us to take a look at how drag queens are reinventing themselves in the times of Rona by looking at the weird videos they made back when there was no Internet.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 5 months ago 0

FOF #2857 – Peace, Purpose and Pleasure

With the coronavirus pandemic, the world has gone topsy turvy, What was once on the bottom is now on top- conservatives who used to try to shame LGBTQ folks into abstinence during the AIDS crisis are now the one’s transgressing public health concerns and are congregating for bareback barrier free church services and protests.

Today therapist and relationship expert Damon L Jacobs joins us to take a look at peace, purpose and pleasure during the age of the coronavirus pandemic with safer sex options, calming techniques and how to get ready for the political fight of your life.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 5 months ago 3

FOF #2856 – Ain’t No Bus Like a Party Bus

Like a 80s nightclub on wheels, party buses are a weird thing that attract a certain type of Joe Exotic crowd, one that wants the luxury of celebrating in a limo but wants to tell the world “I love to drink.”

For over two decades our friend Chris Churchill drove for a double decker tour and party bus company in Chicago and saw a lot of wild nights and tipsy celebrities hopping aboard his big red bus.

Today comedian, Cooking with Drag Queens camera operator and now author Chris Churchill joins us to talk about his new book “Twenty Years Without A Weekend” a collection of stories on driving a double decker bus for tourists and partygoers.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 5 months ago 0