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Filmmaker Alex Liu ("A Sexplanation"): “My Brain is on the Cover of The Journal of Sexual Medicine"

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Release Date: 06/30/2022

Sweepstakes & Contest Enthusiast Michelle Willis: Sweepstakes & Contest Enthusiast Michelle Willis: "I Never Know What Will Show At My Door"

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis connects via Zoom with his lifelong friend Michelle Willis who in her three decades plus as a sweepstakes and contest enthusiast has won 787 different prizes, including trips, cash, meet-n-greets with celebrities like Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa, a zero gravity flight experience and an ugly holiday sweater, courtesy of Nutella. Michelle talks about how she first got bit by the contest bug back in her hometown of Holbrook, Arizona, when she and Dennis would listen to the Top 20 Countdown on the local radio station and try to win 45 rpm records, T-shirts and the best prize of all; pizzas...

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REUNION RECAP  The Skinny on the Skinny-Dipping show art REUNION RECAP The Skinny on the Skinny-Dipping

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

In this special episode, Dennis recounts his recent high school reunion weekend in Holbrook, Arizona and gathers four of his classmates: Mark, Debra, Diana and J.D. around a picnic table to recall graduation night 1982 when they all went skinny-dipping in Dennis’s family’s pool. Dennis also describes being reunited with his boxed version of The Match Game TV show from the mid-1970s and discovers questions that he wrote back in the 1970’s inside, which means he’s been writing MisMatch Game questions for about 45 years! Other topics include: the glory of Arizona green chili, getting...

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GayVN-winning Adult Film Actor Joel Someone:  “I’m Glad I Got Hot and Didn’t Die” show art GayVN-winning Adult Film Actor Joel Someone: “I’m Glad I Got Hot and Didn’t Die”

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

In his first in-person interview since February 2020, Dennis is joined at home by GayVN-winning adult film actor Joel Someone. Joel talks about his first failed attempt to get into porn, which ended with a producer saying, “You’re over 28 and you don’t have abs,” and how he eventually found a home in the industry. He also talks about the need to constantly generate new content for his fan sites, the difference between Only Fans and Just 4 Fans and why he’d rather do a “hot-wife-ing scene” than a “cuck scene.” He also recalls what it was like to win a GayVN Award for Best Bi...

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ONJ Forever: A Flashback Tribute to Olivia Newton-John w/ performer John Cantwell AKA Love Connie show art ONJ Forever: A Flashback Tribute to Olivia Newton-John w/ performer John Cantwell AKA Love Connie

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

As a tribute to the late great Olivia Newton-John, Dennis revisits this conversation from early 2020 with performer John Cantwell on the eve of his ONJ inspired spectacular A Little More Love Connie. John recalls the road trip to Houston he took recently where he listened to Olivia's entire catalog and didn't repeat a song until he got to San Antonio. Then Dennis and John then discuss their favorite ONJ tracks, getting to meet her, the unique quality of her voice, mispronouncing the word Xanadu and the Grease vs. Grease 2 debate. Then Dennis and John take an online ONJ quiz...

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Easter Sunday actor Rodney To: Easter Sunday actor Rodney To: "You're a Middle-Aged Man Who Looks Like a Boy"

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis connects via Zoom with actor Rodney To who plays Uncle Arthur in the new film Easter Sunday, an ensemble comedy about a Filipino-American family in Daly City, California celebrating Easter together. Rodney talks about how he came to be cast in the film, working with star Jo Koy, the red carpet outfit he had custom made for the occasion and the pressure he and his fellow cast members to make sure the movie is successful so Hollywood will make more of them. He also talks about his second career on the faculty of USC, teaching acting and the business, and how it's made his creative life so...

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Writer-Performer Will Nolan (Gay History for Straight People): “Waiting By the Phone for Beyonce To Call” show art Writer-Performer Will Nolan (Gay History for Straight People): “Waiting By the Phone for Beyonce To Call”

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis is joined via Zoom by writer-performer Will Nolan to discuss his show Gay History for Straight People hosted by his drag alter ego Leona, a 72 year old Southern lesbian who works at the Piggly Wiggly and is obsessed with Kelly Clarkson. Dennis first met Will when Will was a producer on the syndicated LGBT radio show Twist, which Dennis co-hosted from 2006 to 2008. Will talks about how he got into performing after her turned 40, where the character of Leola comes from, the reactions he’s gotten from straight audiences to the show, Leola’s go-to casserole and buying Leola’s wardrobe...

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Photographer Gabriel Goldberg (Coming of Age): Photographer Gabriel Goldberg (Coming of Age): "I Heard You Had Ideas"

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis connects via Zoom with photographer Gabriel Goldberg to talk about his Instagram account Hollywood Bruisers and the gallery show it spawned called "Coming of Age," which shows at the E Lesh gallery in Provincetown on August 11 through the 19th. Gabriel talks about the "seeds of gay desire" that inspired the show, where he finds his models, being bossy behind the camera and drawing inspiration from vintage Colt magazines, Farrah Fawcett and classic gay porn movie Spokes. He also talks about going back to school for photographer after he'd already found success in magazines as the...

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Author Alexander Cheves ( Author Alexander Cheves ("My Love Is A Beast: Confessions): "Heaven's a Dance Floor, Man"

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis connects via Zoom with author and sex columnist Alexander Cheves to discuss his book My Love Is a Beast: Confessions, a collection of autobiographical essays about everything from his brutal coming out to going to bathhouses instead of dance clubs in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting to seeing the legendary Lady Chablis perform the first time he ever set foot in a gay club. Alex also talks about his unique writing process and how he has to speak something out loud before he can commit it to paper. Other topics include: nearly giving up writing as a career just before he got the...

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Author Blair Fell (The Sign for Home): Author Blair Fell (The Sign for Home): "I Dressed My G.I. Joes Like Anne Boleyn"

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis is joined via Zoom by author Blair Fell to discuss is terrific debut novel The Sign For Home, which is about the friendship that develops between a headstrong deaf blind Jehovah Witness college student and the stuck-in-his-life, middle-aged gay man who is hired to be his interpreter. Blair talks about the eight years it took to write the book, the bidding war that unfolded when it went out to publishers, crying while recording the audio version, the times he almost gave up and the writers group that saw him through. Blair also talks about his “Plan B” career; working as an...

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Model-Artist John Coulter (All Man: The International Male Story) Model-Artist John Coulter (All Man: The International Male Story) "It's The Only Time You'd Get To Model Mesh"

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Dennis is joined via Zoom by model-actor-artist-costumer designer John Coulter to discuss his appearance in the new documentary All Man: The International Male Story, which documents the rise and demise of the West Hollywood-based clothing store and mail-order catalog. In the interview, John recalls his first exposure to the IM catalog as a budding gay teen, how the IM crews were almost all straight, the fun of modeling flamboyant pieces he would never wear in real life and getting recognized on the street by fans of the catalogs. He also recounts traveling to Cuba for a down-low IM shoot only...

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Dennis is joined via Zoom by Alex Liu, the co-director and star of the documentary A Sexplanation, in which he attempts to right the wrongs of his sorely inadequate American sex education by going on the road and talking with psychologists, sex researchers—and even a Jesuit priest. Alex talks about the shame and anger he felt for years around sex, hanging out with "sex nerds" at the Kinsey Institute and what it was like to masturbate on camera in an MRI machine for the film. Other topics include: Porn Hub search results, nudism, how the film brought him closer to his parents, which countries are doing it right in terms of sex education and being called out by his mother as a sloppy teen masturbator. www.asexplanation.com