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Authors in the Afternoon...play You Don't Know My Life!

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Release Date: 08/27/2019

Actor Jonathan Slavin (Home Front): “It Might Have Been Joey Lawrence Related” show art Actor Jonathan Slavin (Home Front): “It Might Have Been Joey Lawrence Related”

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis is joined via Zoom by actor Jonathan Slavin, one of the stars of the play Home Front, which  is about the obstacles facing a black naval officer and his white fiancee in post WW2 America and is currently playing at the Victory Theatre in Burbank, CA. Jonathan plays the couple’s gay neighbor, who is also a veteran. Jonathan talks about working with the playwright Warren Leight, who based Jonathan’s character on his uncle, and how he balanced bringing humor to the show without playing into wacky gay neighbor clichés. Jonathan also talks about his career in television, playing...

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Filmmaker Matt Carter (In From the Side): “Come For the Shorts, Stay for the Drama” show art Filmmaker Matt Carter (In From the Side): “Come For the Shorts, Stay for the Drama”

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis connects via zoom with Matt Carter, the London-based co-writer and director of In From the Side, a romantic drama about a forbidden love between two players in a gay rugby league. Matt talks his own rugby background and why he wanted to explore the issues of monogamy and infidelity rather than the coming out and homophobia themes that are so common in gay films. Matt also talks about the casting process, when he knew his two leads Alexander Lincoln and Alexander King had chemistry and how he approached directing the pair in the film’s steamy love scenes. He also discusses how he got...

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Dollmation Sensation Warren Wright: Dollmation Sensation Warren Wright: "The Only Nudes On My Phone Are Barbies"

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

For his first episode of 2023, Dennis is joined via Zoom by visual artist Warren Wright (AKA Warrencito) whose affectionate, witty and incredibly-detailed Dollmation videos have been delighting fans on YouTube and Instagram since before the pandemic. Warren talks about what went into creating his most popular videos, like Barbra Streisand’s “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” Cher’s “Dark Lady” and Madonna’s MTV Awards performance of “Vogue.” He also talks about the amount of time and effort that goes into creating his videos, how he shoots...

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Tom Goss’s Big Fat Gay Ass Christmas Listening Party w/ Tom Goss, Benjamin Koll, Keith Lawrence, Liz deRoche and Mike Briggs. show art Tom Goss’s Big Fat Gay Ass Christmas Listening Party w/ Tom Goss, Benjamin Koll, Keith Lawrence, Liz deRoche and Mike Briggs.

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis is joined via Zoom by singer-songwriter Tom Goss for a listening party for his delightful new holiday EP Big Fat Gay Ass Christmas followed by a rousing round of You Don’t Know My Life. Joining the fun are Tom’s husband Mike Briggs as well as three of the musicians who appear on the album: Benjamin Koll (Co-Writer, Mixing, Mastering, & Additional Instrumentation on “Sassy Santa”), Keith Lawrence (Co-Writer & Verse 2 Feature on “Put That Ass In Christmass” and de ROCHE (Vocals & Vocal Arrangement on “Ho Ho Homo”). After playing and discussing the four tracks, the gang...

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2022 Part 2 w/ Andy Scahill, James Carroll, Paul Ybarra & Andrew Harper show art HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2022 Part 2 w/ Andy Scahill, James Carroll, Paul Ybarra & Andrew Harper

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

In Part 2 of his Holiday Gift Guide series, Dennis is joined via Zoom by four different creative entrepreneurs who have products that are perfect for holiday gift giving. First up is film professor Andy Scahill, the founder of Cinema for Sodomites, an interactive cult movie screening series and a merch line inspired by such gay favorites as Batman Returns, Death Becomes Her and Steel Magnolias. Andy talks about why he decided to launch the series and merch line, the Troop Beverly Hills screening where people got to design their own gay merit badges and confirms that yes, the Cinema for...

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2022 Part 1 show art HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2022 Part 1

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

In Part 1 of a two-part series, Dennis is joined via Zoom by four different creative entrepreneurs who have products that are perfect for holiday gift giving. First up, is writer and film critic Alonso Duralde who is the co-author of I’ll Be Home For Christmas Movies: The Deck the Hallmark Podcast’s Guide to Your Holiday TV Obsession and the sole author of Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas. Alonso talks about the cozy Christmas TV movie boom and how it shows no sign of letting up, which of these season's offerings are the best--and gayest, the clichés at play in these movies (Big...

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Writer & Exec Producer Michael Ausiello (Spoiler Alert): “TV Guide Was Like My Hustler” show art Writer & Exec Producer Michael Ausiello (Spoiler Alert): “TV Guide Was Like My Hustler”

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis is joined via Zoom by writer Michael Ausiello to discuss the new film Spoiler Alert, which stars Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge and Sally Field, and is based on Michael’s 2017 memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies. The book and movie depicts the journey Michael and his photographer partner of thirteen years Kit go on after Kit gets diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. In the interview, Michael talks what it was like to be on the set everyday and also explains how the movie came to be; how the book got optioned by Jim Parsons’ production company, how Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, I Love...

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Web Series Creator & Star Artie O’Daly: “I Always Wanted To Be On A Sitcom…I Just Had To Make It Myself” show art Web Series Creator & Star Artie O’Daly: “I Always Wanted To Be On A Sitcom…I Just Had To Make It Myself”

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis is joined via Zoom by actor, writer, director & editor Artie O’Daly to talk about his new series Sorry I’m Weird, a collection of comedy shorts, which launched last month with an episode called Do You Speak Madonna? He also talks about his other on-going web series Bad Boy, which started as a single stand-alone short…but then blew up on YouTube so he made more and now he’s up to 27 episodes and counting. He talks about the inspiration for both series, getting recognized on the street by fans, the joy and frustrations of doing practically everything yourself and how the webseries...

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Actress Julie Hagerty (A Christmas Story Christmas, Airplane): “Thank God For My Hair” show art Actress Julie Hagerty (A Christmas Story Christmas, Airplane): “Thank God For My Hair”

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis visits the L.A. home of actress Julie Hagerty to talk about her role in the new holiday movie A Christmas Story Christmas, which is currently streaming on HBO Max. Julie talks about how she came to be in the film, shooting in Bulgaria for three months, snatching food from her hotel to feed the local stray dogs and bonding with star and producer Peter Billingsley. Julie shares her own holiday memories of growing up in Ohio; the Baby Dear doll she desperately wanted, the holiday-time casseroles she still can’t get enough of and that time her older brother tied her to a chair on...

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Dancer & Choreographer Locky Brownlie ( Dancer & Choreographer Locky Brownlie ("Bro-lesque"): “It’s All Your Gay Fantasies Come To Life”

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis is joined via Zoom by Tazmanian-born dancer and choreographer Locky Brownlie to discuss the sexy new show he’s choreographing, emceeing and dancing in, Bro-lesque, which debuts Friday, November 18th at Strip nightclub in Costa Mesa, CA and which he describes as Cabaret meets “Magic Mike for the gays.” He also talks about discovering dance as a child and sticking with it even though he was often picked on for it. He also shares stories about touring with some of the biggest pop stars in the world, including Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry—twice! He also talks about...

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Dennis heads to his friend Don Cummings' place in Hollywood to play You Don't Know My Life! with four up-for-anything authors. Vanessa McGrady's book is called Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption. Career coach Barbara Deutsch wrote a book about communication called Open Up for Shut Up: How to Talk Your Way Into or Out of Anything. August McLaughlin's book is called Girl Boner: The Good Girl's Guide to Sexual Empowerment. She also has a podcast of the same name. And finally, our gracious host Don Cummings, who Dennis interviewed earlier this year, wrote the memoir Bent But Not Broken about his odyssey with Peyronie's Disease. The questions the play have to do with everything from breakups to teen idols to good deeds from strangers to riding in an elevator with Rush Limbaugh. There's also a story involving a tarp and a rainstorm that's so romantic it should be turned into a Hallmark movie. www.youdontknowmylife.com

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