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FOF #2989 – Matt Brown Takes on the Dave Chappelle Controversy

You’ve probably already heard about the controversy or even weighed in on Dave Chappelle’s final comedy special for Netflix, The Closer, where the comedy legend spends most of the hour taking an irreverent and critical look at the collective struggle of LGBTQ folks.

Today comedian Matt Brown, Ms Brown if you’re nasty, joins us to take a look at Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer” and the surrounding controversy around his comments on LGBTQ plus folks and trans bodies.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 days ago 0

FOF #2969 – Comedian Julia Scotti is Funny That Way

In the 80s, Julia was a regular alongside other comedy legends like Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld. Julia’s raunchy humor was a hit on cable TV and she regularly opened for the day’s top musical acts.

At the time, Julia identified as male but in 2000, she left comedy to begin her transition and to find a more stable career. Now at the age of 63, Julia’s going back to her lifelong passion- stand-up comedy.

The new documentary ““Julia Scotti: Funny That Way” takes us on Julia’s journey back into the comedy spotlight as a sensation on America’s Got Talent

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 4 months ago 0

FOF #2967 – The Legendary Adventures of Kelly Lauren

The term legend gets tossed around a lot in reference to drag entertainers, but it certainly fits the bill for the legendary Kelly Lauren. For over forty years, Kelly has been in a fixture in the drag scene. And she’s a winner baby! Kelly Lauren’s been crowned Miss Gay Houston, Miss Texas-USofA and the one crown to rule them all – Miss Continental.

Kelly surprises and delights audiences with vampish ways and dirty dirty blond onstage antics that comes across as a delirious fun fusion, if Stevie Nicks was a Las Vegas showgirl.

Today the legendary Kelly Lauren joins us in the home studio to take a look at her real life as a trans woman working in showbiz in a drag race world.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 4 months ago 0

Kate Bornstein: A Trans Woman In the Heart of Scientology

Writer and performance artist Kate Bornstein, well known for her work as an advocate for trans folks, queer youth and all misfits is coming forward with her amazing story of being a high ranking official in the Church of Scientology and right hand man to founder L. Ron Hubbard in her new book “A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir.”

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 1 year ago 0

FOF #2664 – Janae Marie Kroc’s Big Lift

Today championship bodybuilder, powerlifter and trans pioneer Janae Marie Kroc joins us to talk about the new documentary “Transformer” which follows Janae as she navigates her life as a trans woman, powerlifting icon, bodybuilder and parent to three amazing sons.

Posted in: People, Podcast 3 years ago 0

FOF #2081 – Alexandra Billings is the Friend Everyone Deserves

Hollywood isn’t stellar when it comes to casting out of the closet LGBT actors in roles that portray the LGBT experience.

But thankfully that’s changing. Leading the way is trans actress Alexandra Billings, who holds the distinction of being the first trans woman to play a transgender character on television.

Posted in: Actors, Interviews, Podcast 7 years ago 2

FOF #2035 – Trouble in Parkerdise

ince its inception in 1976, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival has been a “Womyn’s Woodstock”- a special place where gals gather to enjoy their favorite music, free from a hostile world.

Today trans writer and music journalist Parker Marie Molloy joins us to take a look at the controversy over MichFest’s resistance to putting trans folks in their mission statement, despite the reality that trans artists and audiences have been attending the festival all along.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 7 years ago 7

FOF #1964 – Heklina’s Trouble with Trannyshack

For decades Heklina has been hosting the world’s longest running drag show in San Francisco: Trannyshack. Heklina is such an institution we’re kinda surprised she isn’t on display at a museum in the Castro.

Now there’s rumors that Heklina is contemplating changing the name of her infamous night to T-Shack. Is she finally getting with the times or is she just selling out to expand her brand?

FOF #1962 – Girl Scout Cookies Under Attack

The Girl Scouts of America are facing an attack on their main delicious source of revenue- their cookies! Nutritionally conscious moms are challenging the group, saying the sugary snacks have no place in young girl’s lives.

Today comedian Jen Kober, who as a kid ate over 100 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in 17 days, joins us to take a look at the controversy surrounding those delicious Samoas, Shortbreads and Thin Mints.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 8 years ago 5

FOF #1959 – Michelle Visage is a Cosmological Woman

Drag queens are in a sticky situation. We love them for being outrageous and challenging us to think differently about the world. But, they are also guardians of our LGBT culture and we expect them to have a deep understanding of the long road to freedom.

Today RuPaul’s gal pal Michelle Visage, a permanent judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race joins us to tackle head on the controversy surrounding the show’s Shemale/Female challenge.

Posted in: Drag & Trans, Podcast 8 years ago 6