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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Oct 8, 2017

Dennis visits the L.A. home of comedy icon Julie Brown to talk about the L.A. return of her hit stage show "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun: The Musical," recording the 1984 EP "Goddess in Progress" that featured the song, playing a teenager when she's well into her 20's and how she approaches that in the era of mass shootings. She also discusses the origins of her iconic "Truth of Dare"-parody "Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful," what her son thinks of her comedy, her first writing credit on an Olivia Newton-John special, playing Melania Trump and Kim Kardashian in "The MisMatch Game," her breakthrough MTV series "Just Say Julie," what lesbians think of her "Clueless" portrayal, how Alicia Silverstone blew her mind and her relationship to her gay fans. Dennis proclaims that Julie is one of his favorite famous people because she doesn't project that "I'm special" vibe and Julie talks about her relationship to fame. Other topics include: writing "Camp Rock" for Disney, how Nick Jonas brightened her world, the nightmare screen test she had to do for "Earth Girls Are Easy," the tears of Demi Lovato, her spirituality, the coke-iness of 80's Hollywood, how Lily Tomlin changed her life, playing a stripper on "Quantum Leap," doing a valley girl character before the song "Valley Girl," making out with Jim Carrey, being high on the set of "Happy Days" and why she won't be giving Cicely Tyson a standing ovation any time soon.