Doug at the fantastic and eclectic blog Unnatural Devotions (NSFW) posted a clip of Patti Lupone performing “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy at the Tony Awards – and it made my gay ass happy. There is just something about Patti Lupone performing in a Broadway musical that just makes a queen smile. See Lupone’s performance here (totally SFW, obvs.)
Recently, the results of a study were published showing that gay men’s brains were wired a certain way – more similar to straight women than to other men. Part of that “gay wiring” HAS to be the love of a Diva in a musical.
Of course, there is always going to be the random butch queer who’ll say “I don’t enjoy that faggy stuff” – but SEE if they don’t start lip synching to Jennifer Holiday performing “And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls. It’s IMPOSSIBLE for us NOT to (including the exclamation of “HA HA!” – as in “I’m not wakin’ up tomorrow morning, HA HA!, and findin’ that there’s nobody’s there!!!...”.
To all mothers out there – here is a way to test your young sons to see if they’re gay or not. Make them sit down and watch the Patti Lupone clip. If your son picks his nose while watching, and then grabs some milk from the fridge (drinking it right out of the container) on his way out the door to play some sport, then he’s probably straight. But if Junior suggests alternate staging for Lupone and has wardrobe suggestions for her co-stars – then get that queen to drama camp! The latter also means you’ll have someone to go shopping with for the rest of your life.