Trixie Mattel joins me to examine every nook and cranny of Drop Dead Gorgeous, answer a thick stack of listener questions, and chat about everything else under the sun. Taped in 2019 and previously available only to Patreon listeners, so head on over to Patreon.com/CraigAndFriends now so you don't have to wait 3 years to hear something like this 💋
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The enchanting and hilarious Macy Rodman joined me during a break from her whirlwind West Coast takeover to talk Videodrome, serious beige, Cocaine & Rhinestones, Klunk E Punn, first time in drags, Brooklyn, gender identity, making music, making sandwiches, the porn store post office, Sock Hop secrets, Bradford Nordeen, pernicious mediocrity, methy memories, living in Alaska, Bath Salts, body dysmorphia, Dolly Parton rumors, Laura Parnes, favorite designers, Secret Project Robot, working...
Creme Fatale & Mr. Creme join me for a delightful and insightful chat about cartoon creations, where the Fatale romance began, noisy neighbors, doing drag in San Francisco, student loan suffering, death metal favorites, the many flavors and stereotypes of ADHD, Black Sabbath, the fantasy football of online drag critics, monoculture miseries, electric violin, finding therapeutic clues thru memes, working with Sasha Velour, dodgy endorsements and so much more 💋
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Makeup wizard James Mac & his enchanting BFF Alice Coppen (both genuine Irish persons) join me for a wild and lengthy chat about Glow Up Season 2, being besties, Tourette's syndrome, trusting yourself, getting smashed, coming out when they already know, makeup magic, growing up gay in rural Ireland, what the crack is really all about, The Sopranos, what's truly gas, travel injuries, dating hijnix, our night's plans and much much more
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Chicago’s ice queen of Season 13 joins me to warm hearts and talk conversion counseling, first gay date, Mr. Tobacco, growing up in Alaska, love triangles, “The Exorcist”, coming out in Utah, Forced Aerobics, the universe hiding treasure in troubles, falling in love, Cirque De Soleil, body dysmorphia, Berlin nightclub, “The Cutting Edge”, San Antonio situations, "American Anthem", cruising on the cruise ships and much much more!
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Trans pioneer and makeup wizardess Jo Harwod joins me to talk political hobgoblins, destructive distractions, contextual blindness, connecting online, collaboration power, breaking ground on YouTube, Neil Young, outrage addiction, the beauty industry, David Bowie, sloppy journalism and much more!
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The brilliant & beautiful John Grant joins me to talk yardbird curry, Cuddle Dungeon, Squirt, Truvada loans, double features, “Wild At Heart”, hefty selections, the magic of Mort Garson, Siskel & Ebert, RomperRoom, John’s fabulous “Boy From Michigan” album, touring again, mandatory quizzes, Susan Sohmerz, root-beer floats, Barry DeMuir, Randy’s Donuts and much much more!
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Joe Black and I get deep into every queer’s favorite BATMAN film and talk Michelle Pfeiffer’s whip-work, Danny Devito’s heartthrob turn, Danny Elfman’s magical score, McDonalds screwing up a 3rd Burton Batman, review some fabulous and terrible period interviews with the cast as well as Sean Young's shocking 1992 Joan Rivers show appearance and so much more. Originally available to Patreon subscribers only, so head over to https://www.patreon.com/CraigAndFriends to support the show and get...
Stella and I continue our chat and talk the keys to creative directing, f#%king sh%t up, separating ego from process, credit vs creation, polyamory, casual dating, taking yourself off the market, travel sex, Borderline Personality Disorder, quad vaxxing in the jet-set, nightlife, and MORE!
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The enchanting Stella Marbles joins me to talk Cecil B Demented, exquisiteness, London’s queer scene, Cookie Jar, mask designing, House Of Gucci, art crimes, polyamorous possibilities, celebrity culture, internecine squabbling, Dave Chappelle, comparative suffering, hypnotherapy, event production, good problems and more! This is part one of a two part chat, next chapter arrives next week 💋
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The always delightful Rod Thomas returns to talk staying sane, DJ stuffs, cinema trips, Neil Young, Spotify & Joe Rogan, horror-rock films, Toni Basil, political frustrations, compassion deficits, "Magnolia", slippery slopers, self-gaslighting, keeping cheerful and more!
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Deven Green & Brian Bradley join me for a deep dive on “Outrageous!”, an essential entry in queer cinema history. Starring pioneering drag legend Craig Russell as hairdresser-turned-performer Robin and Hollis McLaren as his schizophrenic and supportive best friend Liza, “Outrageous!” is a touching and funny story of self-acceptance, mental illness, and making life the way you want it.
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The fabulous Darian Darling joins me to talk glaMOUR, her brilliant makeup and styling for the likes of Jake Wesley Rogers, Semi Precious Weapons & the Lady Gaga, working with Trixie Mattel, NYC nightlife & NDAs, Jobriath, being queen of the brunch-time world, hot-tub terrors, Miss Guy, “Crocodile Dundee”, creative directing, “STAR 80”, Jem & The Holograms, Lady Stardust, Anne Carlisle & “Liquid Sky”, the best high-school in America, “Veronica Mars”, Amanda LePore, Loni...
“Deep Sniff” author Adam Zmith joins me to talk poppers, raids on the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, poppers trainer videos, late-stage sexuality acceptance and the corresponding impact on quality of life, poppers blindness, 70’s clone culture, gay bars, amyl, butyl, and more. After my talk with Adam, enjoy an excerpt of my Patreon only chat with Stephen Trask. Taken from the multi-episode deluxe edition of my “Hedwig & The Angry Inch” Movie Club, we get into the fraught period before the...
The delightful Divina De Campo joins me to talk first time in drags, how lovely almost all of her fellow Drag Race UK cast mates were, Frock Destroyers, dancing in Wales, loving and living with Paul, Tatianna the Terrifying, John Cage, discovering pop at 14, the mystery of the whistle tone, Divine, opera, and more! We taped this in January 2021, and I was delighted to rediscover it.
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The team behind the Pidgin Doll join me to talk the creation of Pidgin, growing up gay in a conservative Christian household, first time at the gay bars, being romantic and business partners, “Cabaret”, home-schooling, Hell Houses, smuggling dolls across the border, Deven Green and more!
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House Of Avalon’s video wizard Caleb joins me to talk classic Nintendo, aesthetic approach, “Labyrinth”, dating habits, learning as you go, Lady Gaga, school drinking, Memphis larceny, the joys of nicotine, hypno-porn, Sugar Tank, “Titanic” and more!
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Melissa Ong & Chrissy Chlapecka joined me to talk candyflipping, boofing, TikTok, fisting questions, fried chicken addiction, constipation confusion, masturbation intervention, burger-based religious coercion, Instagram, literature aversion, Denny’s fights, keyboard jockeys, power kinks, social media sinkholes and so much more.
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Director & stylist John Mark joins me to talk the new season of “The Browns”, choreography, tornado fever, working with Tammie Brown, being a young male model overseas, Lizzo, teaching high-school, Jar-Jar Binks, Christian techno, Carrie Fisher, "All That Jazz" and more.
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6 and Craig talk hair salon hierarchies, homelessness, getting caught out in Detroit, relocating to North Carolina, psychotic episodes, living a double life, restarting in Los Angeles, losing it all, seeking help, staying sober, Eureka O’Hara, We’re Here, and more!
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The gorgeous and unflinchingly candid 6 joins me for the first part of her riveting story of triumph against addiction, homelessness, abuse and self-sabotage.
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Horror legend Bill Moseley and I discuss his legendary performances in "House Of 1000 Corpses" & "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2", peril on the "Army Of Darkness" set, the ups and downs of a working actor's life, on-set dangers, perseverance, powering through crippling anxiety, and more! This chat was taped in 2015 but never heard in it's entirety til now. I'm glad that finally it gets to see the light of day. Enjoy!
The legendary and loquacious DJ Sammy Jo came to my NYC headquarters in 2019 to talk the importance and history of queer NYC nightlife, Jackie 60, Daniel Nardicio, Michael Schmidt's Squeezebox, Johnny Dynell & Chi Chi Valenti, Justin Vivian Bond, joining the Scissor Sisters circus, the birth of Electroclash, Larry Tee, “Top Choppers”, hott garbage, getting banned from the Barcelona W, Click'N'Drag, Matt Dillon's evergreen hotness, bottle service bummers, DJ Nita’s secret after hours bops,...