FELIPE ROSE - A NATIVE AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY
Felipe Rose, one of the original members of The Village People, remineses with Randy Wicker about his life before stardom. Felipe was obviously caught off-guard by Wicker's memories of his days as "Puppet Lady" in a male burlesque show in the early 1970s.
However, he graciously recovers & describes his success in life as a musician and as a representative of Native Americans--in music, theater & real estate investments. This is a "real life" interview. The cameras were rolling even before the "interview" officially commenced - real Cinema Verite !
Do check out www.FelipeRose.com Please tell him how much you enjoyed this interview. he is a great American and will hopefully be a symbol of hope for Native Americans languishing in the backwater of American society because of prejudice and lack of opportunity.
Pertsonally, this was one of the greatest & most-fulfilling interviews I've ever done. So many of my friends died prematurely of AIDS, etc. It was a "delicious-in-life" experience to find one who survived & prospered & continues to thrive. Felipe Rose will always be one of my special "personal heroes"!