32 episodes

Hey guys! , it's Chanel Perrillo, and I'm excited to introduce you to the 'Shut up, Chanel' podcast! I'm not just a Casting Director and Producer in LA; I'm a storyteller, journey-seeker, and LGBTQIA+ advocate.

I've worked on shows like RuPaul's Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing New York, The Real Housewives Franchise, and FBoy Island! But this podcast isn't just about my work—it's about the authentic, unfiltered me. I invite you to join me on an adventure where I'll open up about my LGBTQIA+ journey.

Week after week, I'll sit down with the iconic voices who've helped me find my voice. From trailblazing queens to fierce advocates, we'll explore the moments that define us and celebrate the beauty of our community.

So, get ready to dive deep into heartfelt conversations, laugh with us, maybe even shed a tear or two. 'Shut up, Chanel' isn't just a podcast—it's a personal invitation to connect, to grow, and to embrace the stories that make us who we are.

Buckle up, because this ride is going to be a wild one. I can't wait for you to be a part of it. And hey, I promise you'll find moments where you'll want to tell me to shut up, in the best way possible!

Shut up, Chanel Chanel Perrillo

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

Hey guys! , it's Chanel Perrillo, and I'm excited to introduce you to the 'Shut up, Chanel' podcast! I'm not just a Casting Director and Producer in LA; I'm a storyteller, journey-seeker, and LGBTQIA+ advocate.

I've worked on shows like RuPaul's Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing New York, The Real Housewives Franchise, and FBoy Island! But this podcast isn't just about my work—it's about the authentic, unfiltered me. I invite you to join me on an adventure where I'll open up about my LGBTQIA+ journey.

Week after week, I'll sit down with the iconic voices who've helped me find my voice. From trailblazing queens to fierce advocates, we'll explore the moments that define us and celebrate the beauty of our community.

So, get ready to dive deep into heartfelt conversations, laugh with us, maybe even shed a tear or two. 'Shut up, Chanel' isn't just a podcast—it's a personal invitation to connect, to grow, and to embrace the stories that make us who we are.

Buckle up, because this ride is going to be a wild one. I can't wait for you to be a part of it. And hey, I promise you'll find moments where you'll want to tell me to shut up, in the best way possible!

    Alexis Mateo: BAM! Spilling a Decade of T on Our Drag Journey (Part One)

    Alexis Mateo: BAM! Spilling a Decade of T on Our Drag Journey (Part One)

    Hey fabulous listeners, BAM! get ready to spice up your day with another episode of "Shut Up, Chanel"! Today, we're diving into the world of drag royalty with none other than Alexis Mateo because the JIG IS NOT UP.
    Join us as we sashay into Part One of our exclusive interview with Alexis Mateo, where we rewind to the beginning, reminiscing about how our paths first crossed and exploring Alexis' journey from her roots in Puerto Rico to the iconic stages of RuPaul's Drag Race. From her early performances to her crowning moments in the pageant circuit, we'll uncover the resilience and determination that define Alexis' rise to drag royalty.
    Tune in as we dish about her unforgettable experiences on Season 3 of Drag Race, her fierce lip-sync battles, and the bonds she forged with fellow queens like Raja, Manila, Shangela, and Yara Sofia. Plus, get the inside scoop on what Alexis has been up to since her time on the show, including her triumphs, challenges, and personal growth.
    This episode is just the beginning of our fabulous chat with Alexis Mateo, so stay tuned for Part Two coming soon! In the meantime, grab your favorite beverage, strike a pose, and get ready to gag on all the tea with Alexis Mateo! Stay fabulous, darlings! 💋🎙️ #ShutUpChanel #AlexisMateo #DragRoyalty

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Eureka O’Hara: Sunday Scaries and the Highs of Healing

    Eureka O’Hara: Sunday Scaries and the Highs of Healing

    Hello, my fabulous listeners! Get ready for another episode of "Shut Up, Chanel" that's sure to keep you hooked from start to finish! Today, we have a powerhouse, a sister, and an inspiration joining us – the one and only Eureka O’Hara!
    In this episode, we'll dive deep into Eureka's journey of embracing her identity as a trans woman and her exploration of gender expression through the art of drag. We'll also explore her battles with addiction and trauma after losing family members, and how she learned to love and accept herself through therapy, recovery work, and inner reflection.
    As Eureka and I connect, we'll discover our shared experiences with addict parents and childhood struggles, highlighting the strength and resilience that can be found in overcoming adversity. We'll also celebrate her personal growth, finding fulfillment through meaningful relationships, career success, and embracing her true self.
    So, my darlings, grab your favorite beverage and get ready to be mesmerized as Eureka and I settle in for a cozy chat, uncovering the captivating story behind her rise to fame and the incredible journey she's been on. This episode promises to be a glittering celebration of resilience, self-discovery, and unapologetic self-love.
    And don't forget to follow us on social media for all the latest updates and exclusive content. Join the conversation on Instagram at www.instagram.com/shutupchanelpod, watch our captivating videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/@shutupchanelpod, and unlock full episodes on Patreon at www.patreon.com/shutupchanel. Stay fabulous, darlings! 💋🎙️ #ShutUpChanel #EurekaOhara #JourneyOfSelfDiscovery

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Aurora Sexton: Drag Families & The Art of Performance

    Aurora Sexton: Drag Families & The Art of Performance

    Hello, my fabulous listeners! Get ready for another episode of "Shut Up, Chanel" that's sure to keep you hooked from start to finish! Today, we're joined by Aurora Sexton, a dear friend and sister to me, as we take a journey through her extraordinary life.
    In this episode, icon Aurora Sexton spills all the tea on her rise to fame, from small-town Colorado to conquering the biggest stages in LA. After facing hardships at a young age, Aurora found her drag family who nurtured her talents and pushed her to pursue her dreams.
    She'll reminisce about her early pageant wins that fueled her adventures in Chicago and Nashville nightlife. Aurora also opens up about navigating relationships, mental health struggles, and her work as a trans activist championing LGBTQ voices.
    Tapping into her signature blend of humor, heart and humanity, Aurora shares performance wisdom from legendary mentors. She celebrates witnessing friends live out their dreams on Broadway and beyond. Through it all, Aurora's resilience and radiant spirit shine through.
    So, grab your favorite beverage and cozy up as Aurora and I settle in for a cozy girls' chat, reminiscing about our shared journey and uncovering the captivating story behind her rise to fame. This is one episode you won't want to miss!
    And hey, while you're at it, don't forget to follow us on social media for all the latest updates and exclusive content. Join the conversation on Instagram at www.instagram.com/shutupchanelpod, catch our videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/@shutupchanelpod, and unlock full episodes on Patreon at www.patreon.com/shutupchanel. Stay fabulous, darlings! 💋🎙️ #ShutUpChanel #AuroraSexton #Sisterhood

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Flying Solo: From Jersey Girl to LA Queen

    Flying Solo: From Jersey Girl to LA Queen

    Hey fabulous listeners, it's your girl Chanel Perrillo, back with an extra special treat for you all - my very first truly solo episode of "Shut Up, Chanel"! Today, I'm taking the reins and giving you an exclusive peek into the wild ride that is my life.
    From New Jersey to San Diego, to Los Angeles, I'm here to tell you about my journey from being the daughter of a very Italian family to becoming a big-city queen. But before we get into all the juicy stuff, let's go back to where it all began.
    Born in New Jersey, my family had to "relocate" when I was just 6 years old for reasons I'll fill you all in on later! It was a big change, but little did I know, it would be the beginning of an incredible journey of self-discovery.
    From navigating the awkwardness of middle school to embracing my newfound popularity in high school, I've had my fair share of ups and downs along the way. But it wasn't until I made the move to LA that I truly began to shine.
    Life in LA has been a whirlwind of excitement, challenges, and unforgettable moments. And through it all, I've learned that true happiness comes from embracing who you are and owning your unique journey.
    While studying at FIDM, I tried out different jobs, starting as a hostess and later interning at Erica Courtney, a fancy jewelry company. During that time, I met two important men who helped me grow into the confident person I am today. I worked as their assistant, helping with tasks like organizing glamorous events at places like Les Deux. Eventually, I got a chance to work in TV, starting as a production assistant on RuPaul's Drag U and Drag Race.
    It was through this experience that I discovered my passion for casting, and I've since had the privilege of working on amazing shows.
    So join me as I take you on a journey through the highs, the lows, and all the fabulous moments in between. This is just the beginning, and I can't wait to share it all with you. So sit back, relax, and let's dive into this wild ride together.
    Don't miss out on all the latest updates and exclusive content! Follow us on social media for behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and more. Join the conversation on Instagram at www.instagram.com/shutupchanelpod, catch our videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/@shutupchanelpod, and unlock full episodes on Patreon at www.patreon.com/shutupchanel. Plus, exclusively on Patreon, I'll be sharing pictures from my vault that you won't want to miss. Stay fabulous, darlings! 💋🎙️

    • 38 min
    Kelly Mantle: Hilarious Highs of Hollywood

    Kelly Mantle: Hilarious Highs of Hollywood

    Hello, my fabulous listeners! Get ready for another episode of "Shut Up, Chanel" that will leave you craving for more! Today, we're diving into the world of Kelly Mantle, a true entertainer & treasure celebrated for their talents as an actor, drag queen, comedian, and singer/songwriter.
    We explore Kelly's journey, from their upbringing in Oklahoma to their exposure to fame through their famous uncle, Mickey Mantle. Their early experiences have played a significant role in shaping their understanding of gender identity and have set the stage for their incredible career in the entertainment industry.
    Religion and spirituality also take center stage as we delve into our experiences with Catholicism. Our journey of questioning religious doctrines led us to reflect on faith, identity, and the power of self-discovery.
    But the excitement doesn't stop there! We'll also delve into Kelly's diverse musical influences, ranging from country and Motown to new wave and punk rock. Get ready to be transported to the vibrant club scene on the Sunset Strip as Kelly recounts their unforgettable experiences, including meeting Courtney Love!
    Theater enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear about Kelly's illustrious career, starting in Chicago and making their mark in Los Angeles. From captivating performances in plays like "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom" to their involvement with the groundbreaking band Tranzkuntinental and the live drag rock night concept that I was obsessed with!
    We'll also celebrate Kelly's pride in being historically recognized by the Academy for their acting prowess and their unwavering commitment to opening conversations about non-binary representation. Join us as we discuss the importance of diverse and substantial non-binary roles written by non-binary creators, and Kelly's hopes for a more inclusive future in the entertainment industry.
    And of course, we can't forget to talk about Kelly's current focus on their solo show, "An Evening Without Kelly Mantle," and their exciting plans for future tours. Prepare to be captivated by their unique storytelling and undeniable stage presence.
    So, grab a drink, settle in, and get ready to be enthralled by this unforgettable episode of "Shut Up, Chanel" featuring the one and only Kelly Mantle.
    Don't forget to follow us on social media for all the latest updates and exclusive content. Join the conversation on Instagram at www.instagram.com/shutupchanelpod, catch our videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/@shutupchanelpod, and unlock full episodes on Patreon at www.patreon.com/shutupchanel. Stay fabulous, darlings! 💋🎙️

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Coco Montrese: Casting the Drama - Inside Pageant Feuds and Fierce Competition

    Coco Montrese: Casting the Drama - Inside Pageant Feuds and Fierce Competition

    Hey fabulous listeners, buckle up for an episode packed with juicy revelations on 'Shut Up, Chanel'! Today, we're spilling all the tea as Coco Montrese, the sensational star of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 and All Stars Season 2, joins me, your host Chanel Perrillo, for a legendary chat.
    From Coco's explosive rivalry with Alyssa Edwards to never-before-told pageant stories filled with sabotaged gowns and cutthroat competition, we're peeling back the layers of our shared history in this electrifying conversation.
    But that's just the beginning! We'll also reminisce about our chance meeting over a decade ago at the legendary gay bar Crave in Las Vegas, delve into Coco's journey from a religious upbringing in Florida to discovering drag in college under the guidance of the illustrious Mocha Montrese, and share heartfelt reflections on the importance of vulnerability and connection in our performances and personal lives.
    And if that's not enough to keep you on the edge of your seat, Coco drops hints about a mysterious new project on the horizon that will leave you begging for more.
    So grab your favorite cocktail, darling, and join us as we spill the tea, dish the dirt, and revel in the fabulousness that is Coco Montrese! 💋🎙️
    And hey, while you're at it, make sure to follow us on social media for all the latest updates and exclusive content. You can find us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/shutupchanelpod, YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@shutupchanelpod, and check out our full videos on Patreon at www.patreon.com/shutupchanel

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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Love this pod 😍😍😍

Great podcast xoxo coco

Wooooooooo sleeeeeeeeeeeeep ,

LOVE THIS

Love Chanel and getting to know the queens through her lens. Good questions, good conversation, and great way to spend your time to learn more about the community!

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Ugh

Almost gave this pod a chance until I saw an episode with Sharon. Tells me all I need to know.

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