The Divine Miss aka M Better Midler is a consummate performer and as River reminded me in a comment after last weeks Friday Funny featuring her farewell to Donny.
They may be called steam rooms, bathhouses, saunas or more formally sex on premises venues but in late 1900's they were often the way gay men connected. Bette's career kicked off as a performer at a (NYC?) gay bathhouse and she knew the lingo, jokes and gay humour to get gay men excited and applauding her.
Midler performed in London in 2014 using swear words and vulgarity. Just wonderful. I loved the clotted cream remark.
Sit back, turn up the sound and enjoy this clip. There may never be stage performers and song writers of her calibre again in the more conservative 2020 and on.