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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.

Jul 19, 2017

Dennis visits the Hollywood apartment of performer John Cantwell, the retro pop culture-obsessed man behind Cajun inbred drag goddess Love Connie, star of the current stage show "Love Connie Xtreme Makeover Greatest Hist Vol. 1." John talks about the origins and evolution of Connie, discovering that women are empowered by Connie's fierceness, how he/Connie might fare on "RuPaul's Drag Race," how he conceives his shows, what makes up Connie's DNA and the 80's music video he wishes he could insert himself in as Connie. John talks about being a die-hard Debbie Harry fan and recalls how the singer agreed to meet him at a tattoo parlor on his birthday so he could have her autograph tattooed on his arm. Other topics include: his complicated relationship with his family, Olivia Newton John's lazy eye photo, the kiddie pageant craziness of Painted Babies, the Lisa Hartman song he loves to lip sync, the British pop duo who love Love Connie, TV movies of the 70's, the joy of doing the Showgirls choreography and the scar he got as a kid while acting out the movie "Halloween." At one point, John also asks Dennis, "Can I tell you a really dirty story?" and then he does.