An Actor's Guide to Hacking Hollywood & Defining Success

Gals, Gays & They's

23-09-2022 • 1時間

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A lot of us have experienced burnout or feeling stuck in a routine. Stuck in a life that we didn't choose for ourselves. Feeling like we're just doing what were "supposed to do", getting lost in societies standards for us and not actually doing what makes us happy.

Hi Dynamos & Darlings, Mariah here! In this episode, I join Anita and guest, DeMarcus Eckford, to discuss how to change your script. How to make your life, your own. Follow your dreams, define your own success and be happy in the way you want. We introduce a new segment, "Mariah's Mega Minute", where each week I will share a topic, issue or maybe just tell a story. This week I decided to share something that is very important for all of us to hear. Far right extremists, white supremacist's and the proud boys have been targeting the LGBTQ+ community for a long time and lately the focus has been on the drag community. So much happens in this country, sometimes it feels overwhelming and hard to keep up. I completely understand that, but at the same time feel some responsibility to bring up important issues and hopefully have a positive effect on our community. UpRising Bakery Cafe, LGBTQ+ owned and operated, has been under attack. Proud boys and Trumpsters have been showing up and protesting violently because the café hosts family friendly drag brunches. On a positive note, this story is getting so much coverage the community and allies are showing up to support and counter protest. If you wish to donate, click the link above.

As hard as it is to hear stories like this one, it's a true testament to all of us putting in the work to change the script that society has built. Towards the end of the show, Anita goes through a list of LGBTQ+ artists and activists who did just this. Because of all the work they put in, and we continue to put in, we are seeing progression in our society.

Who's the perfect guest for a show about changing your script? Well, a working actor of course! DeMarcus Eckford joins us today to discuss how he got to where he is in his career, steps to make it happen and how he defines his success. DeMarcus is a working actor in Hollywood, something so many dream of. You may recognize him from some popular commercials; Wayfair, Carvana, Beef, starring alongside Tony Romo, & more. In this segment both Anita and DeMarcus share tips on how they create the life they desire. Including Anita's "5-Steps to a Life That Serves You"! Of course, we have to take a deep dive into the celebrity archives from JD's past & this week, it's all about the live action Cinderella. JD sat down with Kenneth Branagh, Lily James & Richard Madden in 2015 when the film came out. They discuss how this Cinderella really changes the traditional story in favor of gender equality.

We hope you enjoy! We love you!!


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