Monday, June 25, 2012

A Pride Kiki

It has been Pride Month in America recently, culminating in this past weekend's pride marches around the country. Or, that's what I presume this whole Pride thing is about in the USA since Australia doesn't so much have an entire month devoted to it, but more a few individual days scattered about the year when big city counsels allow for crude displays of homosexuality right there on the streets. Okay, so maybe I'm a bit cynical about Australia's merry-go-round pandering of the issue, but yay for America having gay pride so out in the open for such an extended period of time (even their government supports it!) and not just whenever the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (which doesn't even use the "Gay & Lesbian" part of its original title anymore) decides to shoot glitter on everyone.

I bring this up because, oh my lord, have you seen the new Scissor Sisters video clip? Actually, I'm not really sure what it is exactly. I don't think it's an official video, but it does feature original content? It's most just a video montage of all things gay that acts as a video to the Sisters' "Let's Have a Kiki". The song is a delight and is the exact sort of song that I would expect to get a video like this. Featuring clips from dozens of films like Paris is Burning, Showgirls, The Boys in the Band, All That Jazz, Cruising, You Can't Stop the Music, Dressed to Kill, Cruising (which we just discussed earlier today!), Staying Alive, and Perfect, as well as old music videos, drag balls, Cher work out videos, TV clips, and even a McDonald's commercial. It's an enthralling mix and a total riot.

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