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Project Name: Cooking With Drag Queens season three
Asking For: $20,000 through Kickstarter
Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $9,190
Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 8
Description: The program that may be the most fabulous cooking show on the internet is looking to come back for a third helping. Fausto Fernos and Marc Felion, the hosts of the popular LGBT podcast Feast of Fun, are raising money in order to support a new season of their web series Cooking With Drag Queens.
Each episode of Cooking With Drag Queens features a drag queen as its guest and a recipe that reflects upon that queen’s personality. The performers who have appeared on the show include several who have won seasons of the iconic competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, including Bob The Drag Queen and Jinkx Monsoon.
With the funds they hope to secure through Kickstarter, Fernos and Felion will launch new episodes of their glamorous culinary adventure. As they note in their pitch video, they’re also interested in packaging their show for distribution on TV:
Creator Bio: Fernos and Felion first launched the Feast of Fun podcast in 2005. They live in Chicago and got married in 2014.
Best Perk: The $20 perk package includes a refrigerator magnet, which you can look at every time you go to grab the leftovers from your Cooking With Drag Queens-inspired feast.
Why You Should Fund It: Drag, if the multiple Emmys won by RuPaul are any indication, is having a moment. If you can’t make it out to a show, what better way to experience the excitement and humor of drag than by letting top performers of the art teach you how to cook? The back catalog of Cooking With Drag Queens has plenty for you to enjoy, and if Fernos and Felion are excited to bring in more of their eccentric friends for additional episodes, you should be too.
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