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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 25, 2018

Dennis goes to the West Hollywood apartment of Mike Roma, the writer director of the new film "Dating My Mother," to chat with Roma and producer Ashley Hillis. Mike talks about the autobiographical origins of the movie, shooting the film in his real mom's condo, getting his dream cast of Patrick Reilly, Kathryn Erbe, Kathy Najimy, James LeGros, Michael Rosen and Paul Iacono and the thrill of playing in the legendary Castro Theater in San Francisco. They also discuss the minefield of online dating, getting catfished repeatedly, being gay in suburbia, Ashley's new short film The Shiva List, going to film school at USC and sharing memories of Blockbuster nights. Other topics include: the famous actor Ashley gushed over an elevator, rigging a Secret Santa gift-exchange to get closer to a crush, hearing back from Magic Johnson, being scandalized by American Pie 2, going as a slutty Handmaid for Halloween, crushing on Zac Efron and Patrick Dempsey and of course, the glorious awfulness of Xanadu