Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez have been a couple for a couple of decades and married for half of one. In 2006, they took their backgrounds in film, music, fashion and advertising, and launched a gay-themed reality television blog called “Project RunGay,” which brought them a level of attention and acclaim that might have turned them quite obnoxious had they not been so busy turning that initial outburst of interest into a long-term media and publishing plan. Fourteen years later, their eponymous web site Tom & Lorenzo enjoys a readership in the millions, a podcast listened to by tens of thousands every week, two books, and a social media presence that has all combined to successfully recast them from fan bloggers to legitimate fashion and cultural critics. They are members of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and Tomatometer-approved film and television critics for Rotten Tomatoes.
Their popularity and prolific output allowed them the opportunity to accept offers to write for The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Slate, Fusion, Cosmopolitan, People, Town & Country and MetroSource magazine, among others. They have interviewed actors, stylists, critics, authors, designers, Fashion editors, drag queens, reality stars, and pop stars.
In 2014, Perigee published their first book, “Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me: Tom & Lorenzo’s Fabulous & Opinionated Guide to Celebrity Life & Style,” which received press from Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Daily News and countless other publications and web sites. They have made several appearances on NPR and SiriusXM radio, as well as a few fashion-related TV appearances for All on the Line, with Joe Zee.
When USA Today needed an expert opinion on Marchesa’s chances to bounce back from the Weinstein controversy, they turned to T Lo. When The New York Post needed someone to explain why turtlenecks are back in style (and who absolutely shouldn’t wear them), they turned to T Lo. When Forbes noticed that backpacks were suddenly getting more expensive and wanted a bit of context, they turned to T Lo. When Glamour magazine needed good, meaty quotes on whether the Golden Globes #TimesUp dress blackout was effective or when Town & Country needed some witty observations about what Kate Middleton might wear to Meghan Markle’s wedding, or when Vox needed someone to explain the importance of the Oscars red carpet in the #MeToo age, they all turned to T Lo. For over a decade now, Tom and Lorenzo have been a consistent source of witty, entertaining, thought-provoking observations on fashion, celebrity, television, film, pop culture and LGBTQ life and issues to millions of people.
On March 3, 2020, their second book, “Legendary Children: The First Decade of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life,” named by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of the Best New Books of 2020, will be released by Penguin.