7 • 28 • 2014 TITS AND A SHARK FIN
w/ James LaRosa, creator of VH-1's hit dance-soap Hit the Floor
Dennis visits TV writer James LaRosa in his office on the Paramount lot. James is the creator behind the hit VH-1 soap Hit the Floor about a sexy, sassy pro-basketball dance team (Go Devil Girls!) and the shirtless hunks who bed them and occasionally each other! They discuss the show's recent gay twist, James' winding road to showrunner and that project on his resume that keeps on giving; Spring Break Shark Attack.
7 • 21 • 2014 THANK GOD FOR ME AND VODKA
w/ Willam Belli from Rupaul's Drag Race
Actor, singer and RuPaul's Drag Race rebel Willam Belli welcomes Dennis to his LA home. Nothing's off the table including the fallout from RDR, his early days in Hollywood, his accidental activism as a Chik-fil-a satirst and his side-job booking gogo boys for nightclubs. Candid, surprising and more sentimental than you might think, the inimitable Willam always serves it up, whether tucked or untucked.
7 • 14 • 2014 SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE CASINO
w/ Jonathan Tolins writer of Buyer & Cellar and Twilight of the Golds
Dennis sat down with writer Jonathan Tolins (Twilight of the Golds, The Last Sunday in June, Queer as Folk) on the day after his smash Off-Broadway play Buyer and Cellar opened in LA at the Mark Taper Forum. Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book "My Passion for Design," the play imagines what it would be like if Barbra actually hired an out of work gay actor (Ugly Betty's Michael Urie) to work in the Main Street USA-style mall she has the basement of her Malibu compound. Dennis and Jonathan also discuss Outfest pool parties, Mitt Romney's downfall, Queer as Folk, the importance of mentors and getting the hell out of LA.
7 • 7 • 2014 A NEW SHADE OF ORANGE
w/ Tiger Orange director Wade Gasque and stars Mark Strano and Frankie Valenti (aka Johnny Hazzard)
On the eve of their Outfest premier, Dennis sits down with the team behind the new film Tiger Orange; director & cowriter Wade Gasque, co-writer/actor Mark Strano and actor Frankie Valenti (aka porn star Johnny Hazzard) making his dramatic feature debut. The film is about two estranged brothers in a smalltown in Central California who have very different ways of being gay. Topics include: fitting in vs. standing out, zip-lining without a harness and Barbie fashions.