Thotyssey’s Jim Silvestri and co-host Freddie Cosmo present a weekly podcast taped live at Red NY discussing NYC queer nightlife news and gossip, featuring a new interview with a dynamic insider each week.
Freddie’s been DJ’ing (ho-ing) all over town, while Jim saw Once Upon a One More Time and a Drag Race viewing party in Brooklyn.
In the Thot Seat: drag star, TV personality and political activist Marti Cummings! They talk about recent experiences with GLAAD and the Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon; the hazardous political climate and “anti-drag” movement; Tucker Carlson’s personal attacks on Marti and subsequent downfall; starting a political party in NYC that ultimately did the impossible; growing up in a rural town and their unique drag origins; going viral with a kid’s song and conservative backlash from that; the drag reality show they created & starred in; how the pain of losing an election led to an amazing TV opportunity; new gigs and a new podcast; dealing with anxiety; and their most personal show yet coming up this week at Joe’s Pub.
In the news: a TX lesbian bar is denied insurance after they hosted drag shows; Drag Race All-Stars8 premiered; Idina Menzel drops into a BK queer bar; results of the GLAAD Awards and Eurovision; DJ Magazine Awards nominees; social media is highlighting a local ballroom star’s performances on Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour.