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Queer comedians Damian Bellino and Anne Rodeman are best friends who are devoted to actresses and each other. These pop culture savants chew the fat about what they’re so into and what they’re decidedly not. Each episode they lead a brilliant and sometimes idiotic conversation with a different actress, delving into the guest's life, work, and the hogwash that comes along with being overqualified and underutilized in this biz of show.

You Might Know Her From Anne Rodeman & Damian Bellino

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Queer comedians Damian Bellino and Anne Rodeman are best friends who are devoted to actresses and each other. These pop culture savants chew the fat about what they’re so into and what they’re decidedly not. Each episode they lead a brilliant and sometimes idiotic conversation with a different actress, delving into the guest's life, work, and the hogwash that comes along with being overqualified and underutilized in this biz of show.

    Sondra Lee

    Sondra Lee

    Anne and Damian are delighted to be joined by actress, singer, dancer, and director, Sondra Lee. You Might Know Her From original Broadway productions of Peter Pan;  Hello, Dolly!; Hotel Paradiso; High Button Shoes; and Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Sondra invited us into her penthouse to talk about coaching film directors, working with the mystery that was Carol Channing, collaborating with Jerome Robbins, and wooing moviestar Marlon Brando. Wonderful woman! 
    Follow us on social media:
    @damianbellino || @rodemanne 
    Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
    The “woman” Rescue Ranger was Gadget
    Anne’s favorite Survivor players: Shambo Waters, Sandra Diaz-Twine
    Sondra Lee’s IBDB & IMDB
    Sondra’s book I’ve Slept with Everybody: A Memoir
    Sondra Lee as Tiger Lily in the Peter Pan musical (music by Mark "Moose" Charlap, Jule Styne, and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green)
    Directed and choreographer by Jerome Robbins 
    Mary Martin’s daughter, Heller Halliday, played Liza 
    Sondra could have been Anybodys in West Side Story but Arthur Laurents said N-O.
    The “Stella” Sondra mentions: actor and iconic acting teacher Stella Adler
    Sondra was sick of playing Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! for so long
    Hello, Dolly! book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
    Directed and choreographed by Gower Champion
    Sondra’s Hello, Dolly! castmates: Carol Channing (Dolly), Eileen Brennan (Irene), Charles Nelson Reilly (Cornelius)
    Hotel Paradiso with Sondra, Angela Lansbury, and Bert Lahr
    Bert Lahr, famously played the Cowardly Lion
    Marlon Brando worked with Tallulah Bankhead
    “Original Tiger Lily Will Skip NBC’s ‘Peter Pan’” story
    Sandra Lee the “chef” and former First Lady of New York (but since this recording Lee and Andrew Cuomo have split)
    Actress Sandra Dee
    Sondra Lee in Pinocchio
    Carol Channing allergic to hair dye 
    Italian director and screenwriter Federico Fellini
    Sondra Lee’s favorite curse word: Fuck
    Dr. Sandra Lee, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper
    Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Peacock in Clue

    • 43 min
    Melanie Hutsell

    Melanie Hutsell

    It’s a big day for Anne and Damian as they welcome one of their childhood heroes onto the show: actor and comedian, Melanie Hutsell. You Might Know Her From Saturday Night Live, Lady Dynamite, Transparent, Bridesmaids, The Real Live Brady Bunch, and Mother’s Little Helpers. Melanie talked to us about finding her people in the queer community, being on SNL when the women were criminally underused, and coming face to face with Mayim Bialik years after her controversial impression of Blossom on SNL.

    • 58 min
    Joyce Van Patten

    Joyce Van Patten

    Acclaimed character actress Joyce Van Patten has appeared in everything from Desperate Housewives to Bad News Bears; from The Danny Kaye Show, to our ever-favorite, Diane, to over twenty Broadway shows. So where do we even begin!? You Might Know Her From Monkey Shines, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!, Mame, Grown Ups, and numerous productions of Neil Simon works. JVP is the sister of character actor, Dick Van Patten, but she is also the first mother of one of our previous guests, Talia Balsam. Joyce gave us the skinny on getting her start as a child actor, working with a cast of Saturday Night Live alums, starring in the historic film version of Mame with Lucille Ball, and working with Dinah Manoff and Nell Carter in our favorite incredibly strange film, Maid for Each Other. Fill your iced tea glass with us and enjoy our chat with the wonderful Joyce Van Patten.

    Follow us on social media:
    @damianbellino || @rodemanne 
    Discussed this week: 
    Joyce’s IMDB || IBDB
    Talia and Joyce
    Hawaii 5-0
    Joyce’s brother Dick Van Patten
    Gypsy with Ethel Merman “Rose’s Turn”
    Ex-husband, character actor, Martin Balsam
    Diane (2019) dir: Kent Jones
    Monkey Shines (George A. Romero)
    Sponge bathing Jason Beghe 1:28:02
    Joyce’s death scene in Monkey Shines 
    Night of the Living Dead 
    God’s Pocket (directed by son-in-law, John Slattery) w/ JOhn Tutrurro and Phillip Seymour Hoffman
    Maid for Each Other w/ Dinah Manoff and Nell Carter
    I Oughta Be in Pictures (Neil Simon) also with Dinah 
    Brighton Beach Memoirs (Neil Simon)
    Toured with Same Time Next Year 
    Joyce was on The Danny Kaye Show (Paul Mazursky & Larry Tucker) 
    I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
    Peter “no purple” Sellers was mean to Jo Van Fleet
    Drew Barrymore and Robert Osborne love I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! 
    Dustin Hoffman and his method bullshit
    Grown Ups (Dennis Dugan)
    Joyce’s monologue from Grown Ups (Kevin James not great, Salma Hayek was nice)
    Mame (1974) with Lucille Ball and Robert Preston
    Shirley Booth
    Joyce with Milton Berle on Jack Benny
    Lee Grant
    Niece-in-law is Eileen Davidson
    Played Carol Prudy on Desperate Housewives opposite Paul Dooley & Teri Hatcher
    Worked with Peter Friedman in The Great God Pan (Amy Herzog)
    Everyone loved Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation
    Wants to do a Greg Pierce play 

    • 48 min
    Molly McCook

    Molly McCook

    New year, new actress, new episode. This week we chop it up with actress and singer, Molly McCook. You Might Know Her From Last Man Standing, Good Trouble, The Ranch, and Glee. Molly dishes on replacing a character on a network sitcom, growing up with veteran actor parents, John McCook and Laurette Spang, and how she really feels about magic. Her answer...surprised us. What a way to ring in ‘20. Happy New Year, kittens.
    Follow us on social media:
    @damianbellino || @rodemanne 
    Discussed this week:
    Molly’s IMDB
    Hindsight on Vh1 featuring Sarah Goldberg from Barry & Drew Sidora from Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story
    TLC on Macy’s Day Parade
    The Last Days of Lisa Left Eye Lopes
    Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special (good news is there’s no bad news I could find about Dick Clark)
    Susan Sarandon and her tooth bracelet
    Sarandon vs Messing
    Reggie Love in The Client
    Last Man Standing 
    Christoph Sanders, a friend 
    We love Nancy Travis 
    Good Trouble (spin-off of The Fosters)
    Cruel Intentions movie || pilot || live show 
    The Ranch
    Danny Masterson rape allegations
    Sam Elliot and Debra Winger 
    Debra Winger farted on Shirley MacLaine
    Shirley MacLaine (1:00 a dancer died at the top of these stairs)
    Father: John McCook played Eric Forrester in The Bold and the Beautiful 
    Stagedoor Manor
    Magic Castle in Los Angeles
    Center Stage (2000) first classroom scene
    Camp (2003)
    Dream roles: Jenna in Waitress, Baker’s Wife Into the Woods, Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Queenie in Lippa’s The Wild Party, and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors
    Ryan Phillippe’s pool scene in Cruel Intentions
    The Masked Singer 
    Anne was trying to think of Maine Coons (aka big cats)
    Singing with Neil Patrick Harris on Glee 
    David Blaine’s Street Magic
    The Magic Castle in Los Angeles
    Dead body at the Magic Castle
    Shakespeare in Love (1998) nude scene
    Molly’s reel
    Becky 1 vs. Becky 2

    • 46 min
    Holiday/End of Year Extravaganza

    Holiday/End of Year Extravaganza

    Damian and Anne are back to whet your post-holiday appetites with an end of year extravaganza. As 2019 comes to an end, we take it upon ourselves to list our top 20 (ok, 22ish) performances by an actress of the decade! We wax poetic about everything from Keke Palmer in Grease Live! to Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback. Tune in and play along for this, the very last episode of You Might Know Her From of 2019!
    Anne’s top performances by women 2010-2019
    Patti LuPone as a ghost on YouTube in Union Square (2011) (trailer)
    Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback Season 2 (2014) Valerie in a trunk
    Mary Kay Place in Diane (2018)
    Sandra Oh + Jodie Comer in Killing Eve (tweet about Comer’s girlfriend) *
    Lorraine Toussaint as Vee in Orange is the New Black (2015)
    Megan Hilty in Noises Off (2016)
    Ann Harada in Smash (2011)
    Sidney Lucas in Fun Home (“Ring of Keys” at the 2015 Tonys)
    Justina Machado in One Day at a Time (2017)
    Keke Palmer in Grease Live (2016) ***
    Nina Arianda in Venus in Fur (2011)
    Glenn Close in The Wife (2018)
    Olivia Colman in The Favourite (2018)
    Nathasha Rothwell in Insecure (2018)
    Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018) & Spy (2015)
    Laurie Metcalf in A Doll’s House, Part 2 (2017) ; Three Tall Women (2018) *****
    Betty Gilpin in GLOW (2017)
    Saycon Sengbloh in In the Blood (2017) and Eclipsed (2016) (first black Elphaba)
    Indya Moore in Pose (2018)
    Catherine O’Hara in Schitt’s Creek (2015) (Moira’s winery commercial)
    Damian’s top performances by women 2010-2019

    Daphne Rubin-Vega in Jack Goes Boating (2010) {DRV playing a lesbian in In the Heights}
    Mary Kay Place in Diane (2018)
    Jodie Comer in Killing Eve
    Megan Hilty in Noises Off (2016) revival and Smash (2011)
    Gabrielle Union in Being Mary Jane (2013) **
    Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
    Bette Midler in Hello Dolly (2017)
    Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon (2019) ****
    Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple
    Glenn Close in The Wife (2018)
    Nathasha Rothwell in Insecure (2018)
    Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018); Spy (2015);  Bridesmaids (2011) 
    Rose Byrne in Spy (2015)
    Laurie Metcalf in A Doll’s House, Part 2 (2017)& Ladybird ******
    Viola Davis in Fences (2016)
    Andrea Martin in Pippin (2013) 
    Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (2018) ******* 
    Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) & Ingrid Goes West (2017)
    *Anne’s fave headline of the decade: Cara deLevingne and Ashley Benson buy a sex bench
     ** Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wade are good parents. + GU walks off America’s Got Talent
    *** Sorry to this man - Keke Palmer
    **** Michelle Williams wipes a tear
    ***** “On a meta level, Misery is about Willis playing film star Willis being terrorized by Metcalf’s superior acting talent.” (David Cote on Laurie Metcalf & Bruce Willis in Misery on Broadway in 2015)
    ****** Jackie high in a tub on Roseanne
    ******* Cynthia Nixon does embarrassed better than anyone (phonecall to Steve ; braces)
    Honorable mentions: Molly Shannon in Other People; Nicole Scherzinger in The Masked Singer; Tyne Daly in Master Class

    • 28 min
    Sepideh Moafi

    Sepideh Moafi

    We came in at a solid ten with actress Sepideh Moafi because she is a part of one of our evergreen loves. You Might Know Her From The L Word: Generation Q, The Deuce, Falling Water, Black Box, and Notorious. We grilled Sepideh about her new role on The L Word revival as well as the OG L Word. We also got real about playing Loretta on David Simon’s gritty, The Deuce alongside James Franco. And while we were with her, we just had to ask about The Full Jaffrey in relation to lesbian interracial relationships

    • 55 min

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