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Frotcast: Billy Corben On ‘God Forbid’



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Director Billy Corben is absolutely SMASHING the record for the director with the most Frotcast appearances, with three or maybe even four already. Who can even say?! The man behind Cocaine Cowboys, The U, 537 Votes, Screwballs, et. al. is always a great interview — a “raconteur,” you might even say, which happens to be the name of his production company — so any time he has a movie out it’s a great excuse to get him on.

This week (month?) he has ‘God Forbid’ out on a Hulu, a documentary about Jerry Falwell Jr.’s swingery relationship with a “Miami pool boy” named Giancarlo Granda, who was really only a pool boy for one year of his life but now is forever associated with the phrase because of the scandal. Jerry ALLEGEDLY liked to watch Giancarlo have sex with his wife, Becki, but, because Giancarlo and Jerry caught tied up in a real estate deal with some sketchy Miami dudes, they ended up suing and the whole pool boy/swinger thing got out. ALSO, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen knew about the relationship and has claimed that he used this knowledge as leverage in trying to get Jerry Jr. to support Trump’s bid for president — which Jerry Jr did, and probably had some hand in evangelicals voting for Trump in record numbers.

Phew, now you know why this conversation lasted for a whole hour. Lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what have yous. Hope you enjoy, and don’t forget to check out God Forbid on Hulu.


Bonus Frotcast: Steve-O From Jackass On Sex Addiction, And ‘A Hard Kick In The Nuts’



Hey, what’s up, gang. It’s Vince here, and boy have we got a treat for you guys on the free feed today! Not that you deserve it. In fact, you should definitely stop listening right and go sign up for the Patreon at Patreon dot com slash frotcast. Are you still listening? God dammit. Oh well. Anyway, this week, I’m talking to Steve-O. You know, from Jackass. You know Steve-O! Steve-O has a book coming out. The Book is called A Hard Kick In THe Nuts, What I’ve Learned From A Lifetime of Terrible Decisions, and it’s available everywhere books are sold. It’s about Steve-O’s sex addiction, his recovery from sex addiction, his relationships, what he’s learned in recovery… All that stuff! Anyway, that’s the context of the interview today, and I hope you enjoy it, even if you think you’re too damn good to sign up for our Patreon. Do it! Matt’s baby just got born! Congrats, matt! Sign up for the Patreon so she doesn’t go hungry. Okay, love you all, enjoy.


Frotcast Bonus: Ti West on ‘Pearl,’ ‘X’, And ‘Maxxxine’



Well, it’s that time of the month again, free feed Frotcast fans. That’s right, I did an interview and now I’m sharing it with you. Perhaps you saw X when it came out in March? That was about a group of kids making a porn in the seventies who travel out to an isolated farmhouse where terror ensues. Now, just (*counts on fingers*) six months later, the sequel is opening. Or rather, the prequel. Pearl tells the origin story for the creepy old lady played by Mia Goth in X (who also played the porn starlet), again starring Goth in a story set in 1918, just after the Spanish Flu pandemic. Both movies were directed by my interview subject, Ti West. If you’re a long-time Frotcast listener, you may remember West from my interviews with him for The Sacrament and In A Valley Of Violence. Which is to say that Ti and I known each other for a bit, even though 90% of our conversations are generally about MMA, including the very end of this one. I admit it feels (and probably even sounds) a little weird when I do my Teri Gross act, but I’m also genuinely curious about the insane process of shooting two (and soon to be three, since the X/Pearl sequel, Maxxxine was greenlit shortly after we recorded this) horror movies back to back in New Zealand. And it’s nice to hear it from someone you know who isn’t just giving you the stock press tour answers.


Frotcast Bonus: BJ Novak On ‘Vengeance’



Hey, Frotcasters. Nice little treat for the free feed this week: I got to talk to BJ Novak for his new movie, Vengeance. You most likely know BJ Novak as Ryan from The Office, and that was about all I knew about Vengeance before I put it on. It turned out to be a funny riff on NPR and the podcast world, and making fun of NPR is of course very much up our alley here on the Frotcast (staaaaaged). BJ plays a wannabe Ira Glass type who goes to West Texas to do a podcast about the death of some girl he was hooking up with but doesn’t remember that well. It sort of evolves from a fish-out-of-water, Doc-Hollywood-with-a-podcaster type comedy to something almost resembling a thriller. It has Boyd Holbrook from Narcos and Ashton Kutcher, both doing some of their best work. It should be playing in a theater not too far from you right now. Anyway, I talked up BJ about NPR, working on Punk’d, and that quote about him saying going to Harvard made it harder that went around last week.


Bonus Frotcast: Pauly Shore Talks ‘Encino Man’ 30th Anniversary



Last week I got to talk to Pauly Shore for the 30th anniversary of Encino Man, and now I’m sharing the audio version for you earholes. This was a pretty cool interview, because as you can hear, I wore out quite a few Pauly Shore movies back when I was a kid. I also think he’s a really interesting character, who sort of got unfairly punished just for getting famous right at the tail end of the hair metal era. Not to mention having had an interesting life, being the son of the owners of the Comedy Store and becoming basically a superstar in his early twenties. As you can hear, he’s still a pretty funny dude. One of my favorite things about this was Pauly effortlessly shutting down my attempts to riff with him, which to me ended up being way funnier than if he’d actually played along and yes-anded me. “What? Yeah, whatever, anyway..”

Like I said, I think Pauly is a super interesting guy and I hope you guys enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed doing it. Frot on.


Bonus Frot: ‘Dual’ Director Riley Stearns



This week I (Vince) got to talk to Riley Stearns, the director of Dual, so I’m sharing the audio version with you guys here. Riley previously directed The Art of Self-Defense, which I didn’t like nearly as much as I liked his new one, Dual, starring Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad, which is a sort of light sci-fi set in a world where you can clone people, and sometimes you have to fight your own clone for the right to your identity. Riley shot this one in Finland because of COVID, so all the extras are Finnish, which actually gives it a weird effect that adds to the film. We also talk about jiu-jitsu (which we both practice) and an incident during Sundance when Riley objected to a film critic who had previously made fun of him over his divorce (to Mary Elizabeth Winstead) reviewing his new movie. There was kind of a thing about it, but unless you’re extremely online and follow “film twitter” closely you probably didn’t hear about it (and are probably better off). Anyway, check it out, and see if Dual is playing near you go see it.


Bonus: Party Boy, AKA Chris Pontius From Jackass



It’s Party Boy! Who doesn’t love Party Boy? That’s right, I got to interview Chris Pontius from Jackass this week for the Jackass Forever movie tour, and I figured you’d probably want to hear his voice and not just read his words. Jackass is obviously one of my greatest joys in life, and if they would’ve let this interview go one for an hour and a half I never would’ve run out of questions. It’s only about 20, but we had fun nonetheless, asking Pontius all about his early days at Big Brother Magazine, getting fired from that and becoming a Charles Schwab intern before returning to the Jackass fold and becoming the go-to guy for all things penis-related. Here Pontius explains his worst penis injuries, the most painful Jackass stunts, why nudity is a comedy superpower, and the time he got cornered by a fan and found out it was Leonardo DiCaprio. I had a fantastic time and I hope you will too. How often do you get to ask someone how horse cum tastes?


Frotcast Bonus: Alex Gibney On ‘The Forever Prisoner’



What’s up, Frot fans. This week I’m talking to Alex Gibney, who you may know from one of his million documentaries. He won an Oscar for Taxi the Dark Side, he made the Enron movie, and a whole bunch of them since then. He makes like one or two documentaries every year, it’s insane. Anyway, his latest is out on HBO this week, and it’s called The Forever Prisoner.
It’s mostly about the CIA’s torture program and what a comedy of errors it was. (One of the main interview subjects in it is actually Daniel Jones, the character Adam Driver plays in The Report. Remember when I demanded you all watch that one? Yeah). It all started with this prisoner, Abu Zubaydah, who was taken to Thailand for interrogation and was actually giving up good information to the FBI handlers talking to him, one being Ali Soufani, just based on regular interrogation work — building rapport, showing the guy what they knew, and all the normal stuff police and prosecutors usually do. But then the CIA got involved, and they used these kooky contractors who had this crazy torture plan, and everything kind of went sideways from there. Anyway, I think that’s mostly all you need to know in order to understand the interview. 
ALSO, we’re going to be doing a live episode of Pod Yourself A Gun in San Francisco at SF Sketchfest in January. It’s going to be January 15th at Pianofight theater. Here’s the link to buy tickets! Come see Matt sing songs on stage or whatever! 

Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait And Dana Gould On Their New Comedy Doc, ‘Joy Ride,’ And All Of Their Showbiz Beefs



Hey, Frotcast fans. Here’s another fun interview: Bobcat Goldthwait directed a concert slash road trip movie where he and Dana Gould go on the road and do stand-up together. Like… they get onstage together and do it as a duo, not just one dude at a time (just the way your mother likes it). Regular listeners will note: Matt and I are normally pretty averse to comedy specials, which oftentimes just feel like doing homework. BUT, and I can’t stress this enough, this one was great. It’s hard to even call it a “comedy special,” mixing as it does, footage of Bobcat and Dana onstage, them on the road, and even some historical footage of them as younger comedians. It’s more like a brand of loose storytelling. It doesn’t feel like having to sit through a comedy special.

Once again, the movie is called Joy Ride, and it will be out as a streaming rental this weekend. It should be available for pre-order now. Remember the name, JOY RIDE: just like your mom’s nickname in junior high.

Aaaaanyway, I think that’s all you need to know. Just listen! At the beginning here there’s a part that gets cut off, I was asking Bobcat about the poster he has of Barry Crimmins behind him. I got to interview Bobcat about his Barry Crimmins documentary a few years back, and then I interviewed Barry for his special when that came out a bit later. Barry died in 2018 (RIP to a real one, for real), that’s why Bobcat calls him “a drunk ghost.” I still don’t really understand who the Duffy twins are, but maybe some bright listener out there can fill me in? We love our obscure references, don’t we folks? Anyway, I always love talking to Bobcat, and Dana Gould was a delight as well, so… enjoy!


Frotcast Bonus: Teaching Nic Cage To Cook, With Gabriel Rucker, Food Consultant for ‘Pig’



Hey, Frotcast fans. Here’s an interview I did with Gabe Rucker. He is the chef/owner of Le Pigeon, in Portland, and recently he worked as the food consultant on the movie Pig, with Nicolas Cage. Nic Cage plays an ex-chef who is a hermit that lives in the forest with his pet pig foraging for mushrooms. Anyway, Gabe got to be the guy who taught Nicolas Cage to cook and created a dish for him to make in the movie. We talk about creating dishes for movies, why chefs seem to hate restaurant movies, how Gabe taught Nic Cage to smell a mushroom, and much, much more. Please to enjoy.