Queer & Art Podcast
Q&A Episode 11: Michael & Michael Are Gay

Q&A Episode 11: Michael & Michael Are Gay

October 17, 2018

In this episode, Frankie chats with husband comedy team Michael Feldman and Michael Rachlis ("Michael & Michael Are Gay" web series). Michael and Michael chat about their series with new episodes premiering within the year, as well as their ~love story~. This episode was recorded on National Coming Out Day and their coming out stories will make you scream laugh, trust. The gang also discusses Queer Pulp! Queer & Art's first live event where Michael and Michael are sharing a brand new episode from their series. 

Q&A Episode 10: Baths

Q&A Episode 10: Baths

September 14, 2018

In this episode, Frankie chats with critically-acclaimed electronic musician Baths (aka Geotic, aka Will Wiesenfeld). A native SoCal resident, Will discusses his beginnings as a classical musician turned computer music wizard to professional recording artist with multiple records and projects. Frankie and Will trace their history to illustrate Will's fascinating relationship with his own queerness, personally and artistically. This episode includes special stand out tracks from Baths and Geotic. 

Q&A Episode 9: Kenton Chen

Q&A Episode 9: Kenton Chen

August 23, 2018

In this episode, Frankie chats with singer/actor/musician Kenton Chen. Kenton, a native from Irvine, CA discusses his queerness as an Asian American performer and vocalist, the importance of self-expression and the connection to storytelling as his most vital instrument. 

Q&A Episode 8: Queer Artists’ Mental Health with Jessie Jacobson

Q&A Episode 8: Queer Artists’ Mental Health with Jessie Jacobson

July 11, 2018

In this episode, Frankie chats with guest Jessie Jacobson, a former therapist at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. They discuss "the tortured artist", mental health, the power of queer expression as a tool for artists within the LGBTQ+ community, as well as Jessie's passion for music, writing, and artistic talents. 

Q&A Episode 7: Clark Moore

Q&A Episode 7: Clark Moore

June 20, 2018

In this episode, Frankie chats with actor/writer/performer Clark Moore ("Love, Simon", "Glee", "The Sing-Off") about his memorable performance in the groundbreaking studio film "Love, Simon" where he portrays out-highschooler Ethan. Clark shares stories about his artistic path, beginning in Atlanta, Georgia, studying history at Dartmouth, as well as how  his experiences led to a pin-focused perception of the future for LGBTQ+ artists within the industry. @mrclarkmoore

Q&A Episode 6: Maxwell Poth

Q&A Episode 6: Maxwell Poth

May 30, 2018

In this episode, Frankie chats with superstar photographer Maxwell Poth. They talk about Maxwell's mormon upbringing in Salt Lake City, which led him to a modeling contract that inspired him to pick up a camera and begin photographing. Years later his work has organically grown, now aiming to highlight stories, individuals and platforms that need to be heard and recognized. The two discuss "Project Contrast", created by Poth, which gives LGBTQ+ youth a platform to share their stories and raise awareness for the high suicided rates in their communities.

Q&A Episode 5: Andrea James

Q&A Episode 5: Andrea James

May 16, 2018

In this episode, Frankie talks with transgender rights activist, film producer, director, and blogger: Andrea James. Her work spans multiple media platforms from consulting Hollywood films and television shows ("Transamerica" "Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric", etc), producing all-trans live performances ("The Vagina Monologues"), acting and directing films, and various blog pieces. She has done incredible and important work for the community as a whole: founder of GenderMedia Foundation, board of director for TransYouth Family Allies and LGBT Film Festival Outfest. 

Q&A Episode 4: Justin Kelly

Q&A Episode 4: Justin Kelly

May 1, 2018

In this episode, Frankie talks with film director/writer/editor Justin Kelly. His film's include Sundance breakout "I Am Michael" starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto, gay-porn thriller "King Cobra" which premiered at Sundance starring Franco and Christian Slater, "Welcome The Stranger" and the highly anticipated "JT Leroy" starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern. They discuss Justin's beginning's from his high school raver days in Santa Clarita, his Portland experience assistant editing Gus Van Sant's masterpiece "Milk", to his current come-up as one of the most prolific queer filmmaker's in the industry. 

Q&A Episode 3: Julia Bicknell

Q&A Episode 3: Julia Bicknell

April 17, 2018

In this episode, Frankie talks with writer/creator Julia Bicknell ("13 Reasons Why"). They discuss Julia's climb to success, the role of queer women in film and television, as well as her experience as queer writer in a professional writer's room and her time with hit Netflix show, "13 Reasons Why".

Q&A Episode 2: Kevin Rios

Q&A Episode 2: Kevin Rios

April 3, 2018

In this episode, Frankie talks with Cuban-American filmmaker Kevin Rios ("Made of Sugar", "Home Movies", "Little Bill's Peep Show", "Shit! An Opera"). They discuss Kevin's unique filmmaking style, his influences, growing up, his success at queer film festivals, the comparison between "Call Me By Your Name" and "Titanic", among many things. 

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