Listen again: 1st April 2014

Anna Margarita Albelo in 'Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?'

Anna Margarita Albelo in ‘Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?’

Performer Scottee and model Felicity Hayward tell us about the fourth and the final season of the talent show ‘Hamburger Queen’. They reveal what Kevin Spacey has got to do with their show and that for the first time no men have applied. That might explain why the 16 contestants can enjoy a feminist theme. Scottee and Felicity hint at the celebrity judges which include 1990s pop stars. They also discuss being happy with their bodies and that health issues are often the only aspect that the media presents with regards to “fat” people, as Scottee puts it. Hamburger Queen is presented at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on 3rd, 10th and 17th April with the finale at the Bloomsbury Ballroom on 24th April 2014.

Josefeen Foxter and Muffin Hix from ‘Fringe! Spring Fling’ give us details on the Film & Arts Fest that features queer films, parties and talks on 11th and 12th April in East London. They explain how the festival came about and why the main festival was moved to November. They also present upcoming events at the Amy Grimehouse Club and films such as ‘Bruno & Earlene go to Vegas’.

We hear from Anna Margarita Albelo, director of ‘Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?‘. She is joined by Guinevere Turner who plays the lead in the film, which follows a lesbian who wants to make a film to win over a woman she fancies. Anna gives us an insight into how biographical the comedy is and how it came about. They also talk about the difficulties of financing a lesbian feature film, before sharing the story of the vagina costume, which plays a significant part in the film. Guinevere tells us how she got involved in this project. ‘Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? was shown at the film festival ‘Flare’ and will be released later this year.

For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show:

1)    K Anderson: ‘14 Year Old Me’

2)    Tegan & Sara: ‘Closer’ from the album “Heartthrob”

3)    CN Lester: ‘Sparks’ from the album “Aether”

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