6 • 30 • 2015 SOMETHING NO ONE CAN SAY NO TO
w/ webseries producers Kieran Turner ("Wallflowers") & Joe Dietl ("Where the Bears Are")
For this webseries-themed episode, Dennis visits the home and office of Joe Dietl, one of the producers and stars (along with Ben Zook and Rick Kopp) of the hit webseries "Where the Bears Are." Dennis's other guest is Kieran Turner, creator of the webseries "Wallflowers." The pair discuss the inspiration for their webseries, what it took to get them made and the heartening and surprising reactions they've gotten from fans. Joe also discusses becoming a bear sex symbol, rewarding his Kickstarter donors with art and the Catalina misadventure that almost sank the show. Kieran talks about his connection to the New York theater scene, having to switch actors like Darren Stevens on "Bewitched," and his acclaimed 2012 documentary "Jobriath A.D.," about the late openly gay 70's glam rocker who was called "the American Bowie." Joe and Kieran also share their childhood TV crushes, the times they were starstruck and what it was like to shoot on Judy Garland's yacht. (Both Joe and Kieran will both appear on the panel "Web Series: In with the New Out" at Outfest on July 11th at 11:30 Am at DGA2.)
For a FRONTIERS MEDIA exclusive with Kieran and Joe, click HERE.
6 • 15 • 2015 IT STILL HAS SOMETHING IN THEIR HEART
w/ Paul V. and Phil Scanlon, co-directors of "Dragstrip 66: A Frockumentary"
Dennis visits the Los Feliz apartment of Phil Scanlon one of the co-directors--with DJ Paul V--of "Dragstrip 66: A Frockumentary" an in-the works film about the legendary L.A. underground gay nightclub Dragstrip 66. They talk about their reasons for making the film, the night the cops raided the place, the celebs that showed up (Karen Black, Traci Lords, Lance Loud etc.), the club's clever themes (Thoroughly Modern Military, Vegas In Space, Night of a Zillion Jans...as in Brady) and what they think made Dragstrip 66 special. Paul and Phil also talk about what it was like to host a gay club in the shadow of AIDS and then in the age of proteas inhibitors, how the gay community's comfort with drag has evolved in the last 20 years and the fundraising campaign they've got going on to raise money for the film. Other topics include: what it's like to almost hook up with TV host Huell Hauser and the inspiration behind Paul's brilliant Born This Way blog. (www.bornthiswayblog.com)
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For a FRONTIERS MEDIA exclusive with Paul and Phil, click HERE.
6 • 8 • 2015 YOU HAVEN'T LIVED UNTIL STEPHEN BALDWIN'S WASHED YOUR PANTIES
w/ comedy duo Frangela (Best Week Ever, He's Just Not That Into You)
For this podcast, Dennis heads to West Hollywood to chat up the hilarious comedy duo Frangela, AKA Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton about their adventures and misadventures in the comedy trade. They talk about racism in comedy clubs, what they've observed about today's youth from playing college gigs, what it took to get them on VH-1's "Best Week Ever," and the nightmare that was "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here." Al Roker goes down a little hard, Meryl Streep gets extra credit for being super cool, Clint Black makes a surprise cameo and Janice Dickinson gets let off the hook. Other topics include how they decided to go by the name Frangela, how they handle their disagreements and how they often convince producers to hire both of them instead of just one, like in the film, "He's Just Not That Into You."