Courtney Act and Vanity are the latest names to join the Nova Podcast Network with Brenda, Call Me! launching on Thursday 11 February.
Best friends, drag superstars and sisters in crime, Courtney Act and Vanity catch up on what’s got them fired up each week, chatting all things drag, what’s going on in their lives and in the world around them.
From the political to the downright silly, no topic is off limits.
Courtney said, “’Brenda, call me’ is the text Vanity and I send to each other when we want to chat. We have been friends for 20 years, lived all around the world, in different time zones, and we are super excited for you to listen in on our best friend conversations, we’re just glad they are not live and the legal department will be reviewing them before they hit your ear drums.”
Vanity said, “We thought we were going to be recording this podcast on opposite sides of the world, but Ms. Rona has reunited us and we’re super excited to be sitting face to face giving our unsolicited Australian drag opinions on all sorts of topics. Courtney doesn’t actually know why we call each other ‘Brenda’ so make sure you tune in when I explain its origins.”
Courtney, aka Shane Jenek, and Vanity, aka Benjamin Moir, met at infamous Sydney gay and drag nightclub Stonewall with 18-year-old Shane describing Vanity as “the supermodel of Sydney drag”.
Vanity took Shane under her wing saying, “I didn’t have the heart to tell her to f* off, I was like ‘come on, let me show you the way child’”.
So was the beginning of a beautiful friendship spanning 20 years and counting.
NOVA Entertainment’s Head of Podcasts and Digital Content, Rachel Corbett, said, “A show hosted by best friends who have conquered the world of drag, built a business together and can run for a cab in 12 inch heels? What’s not to love?”