7 • 31 • 2015 IF YOU HANG AROUND THE DANCE LONG ENOUGH...
w/ "54" writer-director Mark Christopher
Dennis heads to Silver Lake to interview Mark Christopher, the writer-director of "54: The Directors Cut" to talk about how this new version came to be, what it was like emotionally to go back and work on the film 17 years after shooting it and how the cast feels about having Mark's original vision finally see the light of day. Mark recalls the casting of then-newcomers Ryan Phillippe, Selma Hayek and Breckin Meyer, his vision of shooting Ryan like the statue of David, what made him interested in the story in the first place and the restored same-sex kiss between Ryan and Breckin. Other topics include: Mark's days in Act Up, his favorite disco songs, how he used to sing entire musicals while tractoring the lawn on his family's farm in Iowa, the advice he got from Paul Schrader, going to Guadalajara with Neve Campbell and how he ended up in Ryan Phillippe's pants.
7 • 24 • 2015 WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO WHAT WE DID WITH MADONNA
w/ The Fosters co-creator and Queer as Folk actor actor Peter Paige
Dennis visits the production office of the ABC Family hit "The Fosters" on the Warner Bros. lot to talk to one of the creators of the show, Peter Paige. Peter talks about the inspiration for the show, how he met his producing partner Brad Bredeweg, how they got J Lo on board as Executive Producer, the gay prom episode he's so proud of and the outcry that erupted over the kiss between two 13 year-old gay characters on the show. Peter also shares memories from his time playing Emmett Honeycutt on Showtime's "Queer as Folk," which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. He recalls being mobbed by fans at a cast DVD signing after Season 1, the lessions he learned from playing an unapologetically effiminate character and the dude he met in a steam room who hit on him shamelessly then, after discovering he was on the show, proceeded to totally trash it in front of him. Other topics include: the time Peter got startruck by Meryl Streep, nighmare auditions, his childhood obsession with a certain Cassidy and what's gotten him through the ups and downs of Hollywood.
7 • 9 • 2015 DAX: THE ONLY PERSON I YELLED AT WAS CHER
A Dennis Anyone Extra w/ actor Sam Pancake
Previous podcast guest, actor Sam Pancake (Lovespring International, Kitchen Confidential, Space Station 76) sticks around to answer a slew of questions from the Observation Deck and recalls his worst job ever, his most glamorous night, the wacky voicemails he got from 70's game show mainstay, hanging in the green room at the Emmys, his favorite bad movie, the first time he saw a Hustler magazine, the day from his childhood he'd like to relive and much much more.
7 • 7 • 2015 WELL, DON'T BE FLIP ABOUT IT
w/ actor Sam Pancake (Lovespring International, Kitchen Confidential, Friends)
Dennis visits the Hollywood home of actor Sam Pancake for a holiday weekend poolside hang and gabfest. Sam talks about his upcoming stage show with Drew Droege "You're Welcome: Celebrity Self-Help with Pyotr & Grimsley," how he balances big film & TV gigs gigs with scrappy fun stage gigs and how times have changed for gay actors in Hollywood. Sam also discusses what it was like the grow up in rural West Virginia, his unique last name and the lessons he's picked up from being "fame adjacent." Sam talks about working with A listers like Bradley Cooper and Angelina Jolie before they were on the A list. Things take a more serious turn when Sam opens up about getting sober three years ago and Dennis shares his unlikely recent crash course into the world of recovery. Then they lighten things up with some thoughts on Reese Witherspoon.
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