• Gay of the Dead: Babette Bombshell, Part Two

    In Part One of this interview, Plus-size Goddess of Gore Babette Bombshell and I talked about our close calls with Jeffrey Dahmer, working with Kevin Strange, and RuPaul. In this second of two parts, I get the lowdown on working with Herschell Gordon Lewis, Lloyd Kaufman, Richard Marr-Griffin, and Debbie Rochon. Oh, and possibly being a sex offender.

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    Gay of the Dead: Babette Bombshell, Part One

    Part of the new “Gay of the Dead” business model is the “pay it forward” interview: I ask each interviewee to tell me who I should interview next. Michael Varrati (TALES OF POE) pointed me in the direction of the “Plus-size Goddess of Gore,” drag performer Babette Bombshell. A quick look at her credits reveals work with Herschell Gordon Lewis (THE UH-OH SHOW), Lloyd Kaufman (RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH), Richard Marr-Griffin (THE DISCO EXORCIST) and the notorious Kevin Strange (COCKHAMMER). Time to get the skinny on the 300-pound glamour-puss whose Facebook “Personal interests” are “perverts, deviants, delinquents, criminals and serial killers.”

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    Gay of the Dead – Michael Varrati, Part One

    The very prolific gay auxiliary of the East Coast Indie Horror Factory is making good use of a (currently) West Coast screenwriter and actor named Michael Varrati. Screenwriting work with Bart Mastronardi (TALES OF POE), Alan Rowe Kelly (ditto), and Richard Marr-Griffin (IT CAME FROM THE VCR), plus acting roles in Troma flicks (RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOLUME 2) and Debbie Rochon’s directing debut (MODEL HUNGER) have kept this boy very busy. While keeping up a lively Facebook chat over the past weeks, I subjected him to my gay dog and gay pony show in the form of an email interview.

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