5 • 16 • 2019 ••• I WAS THE ONE THAT HAD TO GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION
w/ singer and actor Jack Nathan Harding
Dennis visits the peaceful, Sunland, CA home of recording artist and actor Jack Nathan Harding to talk about his recent string of in your face gay country music videos, including the just-dropped "Fed Up." Jack talks about the inspiration behind the music, being a one-man show and doing everything--composing, singing, recording, shooting the videos, editing, getting up online, even the T-shirt shredding. He talks about having to give himself permission to present himself in a sexy way, the McGyver way he had to get some of the trickier camera shots and what his longtime husband thinks of his new-ish endeavors. Jack also discusses his career as an actor, doing guest shots on shows like House, Glee, Brooklyn-99 and The League, the plusses and minuses of having extreme facial hair and what his acting reps think about his sexy gay music videos. Other topics include: growing up in Texas, coming out, what the letters AARP should stand for, www.jacknathanharding.com
5 • 9 • 2019 ••• I JUST WENT AHEAD AND DID IT
w/ writer-director Stewart Wade (Say Yes, Coffeehouse Chronicles)
Dennis visits the Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles to talk with writer-director Stewart Wade about his new film Say Yes, about a very unconventional love triangle. He talks about where he got the idea of the script, finding the right actors to bring it to life, shooting much of it in his own home, making a lead character an atheist, finding a cute waterfall in L.A. and getting the film on Amazon. He also shares stories from his years in the trenches of gay-indie filmmaking and shares observations about how actors are less uptight than they used to when it comes to playing gay, the challenges of finding distribution, crowding funding shenanigans, and how the gay indie world intersects with Hollywood...or not. He also talks about his ongoing web-series on YouTube called Coffeehouse Chronicles and his own passion for coffee. Other topics include: the Barbra Streisand movie he's seen more than any other movie, seeing the Exorcist at 10 and freaking the f out and that time a troop of cub scouts unwittingly wandered into the gay kissing scene.