DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley
About This Show
L.A.-based writer, performer and journalist Dennis Hensley, joined by a different guest each episode, riffs on pop culture, dating and life in the Hollywood slow lane. Download and listen here or subscribe for free on iTunes.
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N2N Bodywear Founder Andrew Makay: "Sexy Doesn't Go Out of Style"
Dennis visits the downtown L.A. headquarters of N2N Bodywear to talk to the man who founded the company 20 years ago Andrew Makay. Andrew talks about the turquoise bikini he bought in Acapulco that started it all, the swimwear/underwear fetish that inspired the company, the mistakes he made when he was starting out, Chinese counterfeiters who are ripping him off, going from a storefront in West Hollywood to an online operation, the chore of naming stuff, the items that have always sold well, shipping orders to army and navy bases, and getting gushing emails from straight wearers--and their wives. He also talks about getting kudos from gogo boys, the short shorts that turned them on as a teen and still do today, why he hasn't jumped on the assless underwear trend, the fun of fashion shows and the power of Instagram. Other topics include: the mid-90's Xanadu party where Andrew and Dennis first met, his dream of being an innkeeper, his Broadway musical past, how he'd do on Project Runway, the farmer in the slingshot and how Cheyenne Jackson got it wrong. www.n2nbodywear.com
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DENNIS ANYONE? Yes please!
Do you want to know what it's really like to struggle as an artist? Do you have great affection for what you do, know you have the skills, and STILL can't catch a break? Well, take a stool next to Dennis Hensley and marvel at his conversational skills with such wonderful guests as James La Rosa, Willem Belli, Bryan Thompson and Jonathan Tolins. Dennis' travails come through loud and clear. There's a through line here, no matter who is on as his guest, which resonates so deeply with me, and hopefully should for you too. He makes people open up and tell the truth. It's a gift worth celebrating.
Date published: 2014-08-08