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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.

May 18, 2018

Dennis heads to West Hollywood to meet up with visiting filmmaker Matt Kugleman, director of the new drag comedy Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate starring RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio. Matt talks about how he first met Bianca on MySpace (MySpace, people!), being starstruck by Katya from RDR and getting her in the movie, why he loves the Bianca character, helping Bianca with her Drag Race audition tape, how Drag Race changed the game in terms of the film's crowdfunding campaign, his favorite Bianca scenes to shoot and the Drew Barrymore movie he said was his favorite on his first day in film school. Matt also talks about sneaking onto movie sets when he was a kid growing up outside Chicago, his history with firemen and firehouses, and how he got his foot in the door at CBS while he was working as a server on Fire Island. He tells a harrowing story about his first day as an editor on the CBS Evening News and describes the flair he uses to make his editing room extra-gay and homey. He also talks about his current day job, working as an editor on CBS This Morning, and shares a great story about one of the show's hosts Gayle King. Other topics include: that time he got puked on, getting a tattoo of a foot with nine toes on it and that time he got to warm his hands with Keanu Reeves.