8 • 30 • 2018 ••• FLOWER IS ALSO A VERB!

w/ Barrymore Brands President & Revolver nightclub owner Chris Miller

Dennis goes to the office above Revolver video bar in West Hollywood to interview the bar's owner Chris Miller, who is also the President of Drew Barrymore's company Barrymore Brands to talk about his two very big, very different jobs. On the Barrymore brands front, Chris talks about how he first met Drew when she was looking for a personal assistant, the high and low moments of working on movie sets, why his relationship with Drew works, making the transition from film and TV producing to developing massive beauty and clothing lines. He also talks about his life as a bar owner in West Hollywood; why he decided to buy Revolver, the craziness of Pride and Halloween, what makes a good bartender and a good go-go dancer. firing people, working around alcohol and why he can sometimes be a pushover at the door. Other topics include: pinch-yourself moments like being on set on the Charlie's Angels movies after being an Angels fan forever, shooting in the shit with Demi Moore, turning 50, the Flower Films Christmas cards, living in LA vs. NY, meeting Cher, Madonna and Demi Moore, whether or not he feels successful and taking a ride with Donny and Marie Osmond. www.revolverweho.com 


8 • 20 • 2018 ••• LIFE IS A HOOT

w/ Secret Movie Club founder and filmmaker Craig Hammill

Dennis heads to downtown L.A. to the office of Craig Hammill, filmmaker and founder of the Secret Movie Club, a new-ish film screening series at the historic Vista Theater in Los Angeles. Craig talks about why he wanted to do the series, how he picks the movies, why he wears a suit to screenings, how his grandfather's salesmanship rubbed off on him, how to stay up for midnight shows, commissioning original posters for his screenings and the Fellini movie that totally rocked his world. He also answers all the movie-related questions from the Observation Deck, leading to mentions of The Seven Samurai, It's a Wonderful Life, The Shining, Blade Runner, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and The Shop Around the Corner. Other topics include: his favorite Bonds, to program Polanski or not to program Polanski, his first kiss, chatting up Walter Matthau about his dog, that time when Michael Mann shut him down, being an optimist and the movie that makes him cry no matter how many times he's seen it. @secretmovie club on Instagram and Twitter

Here are three Secret Movie Club special poster designs:

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8 • 13 • 2018 ••• A RUBBER CHICKEN FROM HARVEY FIERSTEIN

w/ Santa Jaws actor and singer Haviland Stillwell

Dennis visits the West Hollywood apartment of actor-singer Haviland Stillwell, one of the stars of the Syfy Channel's new let's-hope-it's-a-franchise film Santa Jaws. She talks about how she came to be in the movie, doing her first real stunt in a film, running around in a bikini and her hopes that the film will be the new Sharknado. She talks about performing on Broadway in Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof, shares her peak Broadway moment and recalls the prank her Fiddler costar Harvey Fierstein played on her on stage. She also discusses her decision to move to L.A. She shares the meant-to-be story of how she meet her wife, Reed, the friend who predicted they would get married before they had even met and getting married in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia. She talks about her animated voice-over career--she played frenemy Rachel in Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse and has roles in the new shows Screecher's Wild and Miraculous. Other topics include: her Fun Home 'Ring of Keys' moment, discovering her activist side as a kid when the Olympics came to Atlanta and one of the counties didn't want to accept gay athletes (she protested and her side won), working on Ava Duvernay in Selma, being out in Hollywood, being a role model in her work and on social media, her Tracy Flick-ness, her obsession with Murphy Brown and that week she spent all up in Matt Bomer's naked business in Magic Mike XXL. https://www.havilandstillwell.com/


8 • 7 • 2018 ••• I WANT MY 'BIG MISTAKE, HUGE!' MOMENT

w/ Homophilia podcast co-host and writer Matt McConkey

Dennis visits the Eagle Rock home of "Homophilia" podcast host Matt McConkey to talk about how the podcast came to be, his partnership with co-host Dave Holmes, scoring cool guests like Dan Savage, Scott Thompson and Pod Save America's John Lovett and taking the show on the road to places like Montreal and P-Town. He also talks about his writing career, working on shows like Heathers--which was pulled by the Paramount network in response to Parkland and other school shootings--and selling his own show to Pop! called Spinning. He recalls his earlier acting days; starring in a life-changing L.A. production of The Boys in the Band in 2010 and the high-powered manager who was desperate to represent him...until she found out he was gay and then shoe vanished. Other topics include: Mamma Mia 2, Matt's obsession with all things Jennifer Aniston, growing up with a gay posse, meeting his partner of 6 years at the Dresden Room and the song that makes him cry. http://www.earwolf.com/show/homophilia/