LISTEN: Ronnie Kroell, Michelle Clunie Hit DC to Talk About Queers in Hollywood

Actress/ally/activist Michelle Clunie stopped by the Swish Edition this week for our first anniversary show. You guys know her best as Melanie from Showtime’s ground breaking show Queer as Folk, and she shares with us:

*Tales about how often people call her Melanie (often);

*Her new movie with Matthew McConaughey (sigh);

*Whether they should ever revisit the world of Queer as Folk;

*Her friend Leisha Hailey’s Southwest Airlines fiasco;

*Her participation in GLAAD’s Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen discussion at George Washington University on October 12

*And much, much more.

The chat with Michelle, one of our best and most heartfelt conversations to date, kicks in at the 33:45 mark.

We have to have a boy to balance out the girl, and our old friend Ronnie Kroell fit the bill! He’s best known from the reality competition Make Me a Supermodel, he’s been a Playgirl cover model and he’s been acting in movies like Eating Out: Drama Camp.

Ronnie sits down with our “Gay in New York,” Justin Luke, just before the model-turned-actor made the move from the Big Apple to L.A. Among other things Kroell talks about his time on reality shows, his transition to feature films and being a nude centerfold.

Our conversation with Ronnie, who’s joining Michelle at the GLAAD event we mentioned above, starts at the 1:07:10 mark.

Plus: Madonna‘s performance at the Super Bowl half-time show, HRC’s National Dinner (with keynote guest Barack Obama!); Bret Michaels clothes for dogs and cats; Ricky Martin suffers homophobia in Central America; Enrique Iglesias has a hot new video; and much, much more.

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Scott Wallis is the co-host of the Queerty/GayCities-sponsored Swish Edition comedy & interview talk show. He’s thrilled to have one year down but wants to know how many more before he can officially take over the world.



Photos via Michelle Clunie & Ronnie Kroell

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