Subtitled Musical Monday.
Maybe Lola was a drag performer? Barry Manilow has finally come out as being gay. He is not someone I have given great thought to, but the news is no surprise. Copacabana is a classic track that will get people onto the dance floor and I will not be snobby about it. I like the fun song.
In my mind I think I have always disassociated high camp from being gay and I need to be hit on the head that a male celebrity is a proper gay, that is his preference is for sex with men.
From Manilow, to Freddie Mercury with a band named Queen!, to the Village People, confirmed because a late friend had some fun with the leather man from VP after they hooked up at Prince of Wales Hotel in St Kilda, to Liberace. They were all or are so camp. But what does that have to do with men wanting sex with men?
I suppose he was too, but once a patron of the Oakleigh hotel where I worked for a year or so in my youth asked if I was camp, I said no. I didn't really know then, but I had a pretty good idea I liked men for sex. I remember him so well, small, blue eyed curly haired blond. I think he was gay, but he mixed with straight blokes in the pub who were mostly concrete workers. The cement dust that fell from their pockets onto the beer sodden carpet and then dried and set made carpet cleaning a challenging job. Of gay men mixing in straight male company, I have known a few. But no, sorry, I am not camp and never have been. My preference WAS for sex with men. Now I just don't care too much, well maybe just a tiny bit, at times. I think I have mentioned Jakol, the gypsy in Bulgaria with a really big.......muscle on each arm. How far do Aussie dollars go in Bulgaria?
Just kidding and being theatrically camp, if you like.
This montage clip is quite fun. Sit back and sing and shake your...........boozies?