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Key West Collage: w/ George Fernandez, J.T. Thompson, Dennis Beaver, Paul Menta and Clint from Key Lime Bike Tours

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Release Date: 04/02/2018

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in this episode, Dennis connects via Skype with Dave Quantic, creator and host of the new podcast Fruitbowl, an Oral History of Queer Sex. He talks about where the idea came from, the queer humor and self-compassion he discovers in his subjects and the questions he asks in his interviews, like 'What's your best move in the bedroom?' and 'What's the most embarrassing thing that's happened to you during sex?' He also talks about living in Seattle vs. Los Angeles, the award-winning movie that led to the podcast, the interviews that move him, being called a sissy as a kid and getting called out at...

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Dennis visits the L.A. home of Matthew Lynn, creator of the new TV series The Third, which is about a romantic relationship between three gay men living in Palm Springs. He talks about the two triad relationships he's been in that inspired the story, the pros and cons of being part of a throuple, the various reactions of people in his life and why it sucks to be the person sleeping in the middle of the bed. He also talks about his Southern Baptist background, going through electroshock conversion therapy, being rejected by his family when he first came out, reconnecting with his family...

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Writer-Performer D'Lo: Writer-Performer D'Lo: "Come For the Helicopter!"

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Actor-Writer Kimleigh Smith (T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!): Actor-Writer Kimleigh Smith (T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!): "Life Shows Up the Way You Are"

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Dennis visits the Burbank home of actor and writer Kimleigh Smith a week after seeing her searing, inspiring and hilarious one-woman show T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! The show documents her real-life journey of being gang raped in college, completely repressing it for eight years, recalling it again through hypnosis and then working through the pain of it to reclaim her body, her sexuality and her life. She talks about how donating a kidney led her to start writing, the men with the nicknames that helped her discover her sexuality, allowing herself to be vulnerable and trying--and failing--to be a...

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Filmmaker Doug Spearman (From Zero To I Love You): Filmmaker Doug Spearman (From Zero To I Love You): "My Happy Place is in the Director's Chair"

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Dennis borrows his pal Danny's West Hollywood apartment so he can interview writer-director-actor Mike Doyle about his new ensemble comedy Sell By, which screened at Outfest in L.A. He talks about where the original inspiration came from, how he found his actors, why it was important to him to hire out gay actors Scott Evans and Augustus Prew to play the central gay couple and how he got to shoot on the Highline in NYC for free. He talks about getting killed off on Law and Order SVU after being on the show for six years, being a "punch the clock, blue collar" actor and how he navigates...

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Last summer, Dennis had the opportunity to spend a few days in Key West, Florida on a press trip for Man About World magazine and grabbed short interviews with five local businessmen: George Fernandez from the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory; J.T. Thompson, founder of the One Human Family movement; Dennis Beaver, founder and curator of the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit; Paul Menta, Executive Chef at the Stoned Crab restaurant; and Key Lime Bike Tour guide Clint. Topics include: why they love Key West, fisherman trading cards and the ever popular Friday night tradition Cock Shot. http://www.fla-keys.com/