Burlesque may not have done well in theaters on its opening weekend, but the delightfully divalicous romp through world of a fantasy burlesque theater is a hit with gay men and drag queens everywhere.
Comparisons between Burlesque and Paul Verhoeven’s camp catastrophe hit-film Showgirls are inevitable, but while Showgirls is a roller coaster of decadent madness, Burlesque is merry-go-round and your stuck on the pony that doesn’t go up or down- pleasant but not thrilling.
Sure the music is fun, and as Nomi Malone would say, “it doesn’t suck” but the film really seems like a long playing Christina Aguilera music video with Cher making a special appearance. Expect to see hoards of drag queens lip synching the movie to death in the bars for years to come.
Join us today as we talk about Cher, Christina, the new Hollywood hunk Cam Gigandet’s hot box of cookies that’ll turn anyone into a cookie monster and why Alan Cumming’s scenes in the film went straight to DVD.And we talk to gay rights advocate Wayne Besen, founder of Truth Wins Out which keeps a close eye on the haters like the ex-gay Exodus International, whose new plan is to go after middle school children and pair them up with mentors who may have been sexual predators. What could go wrong?
Wayne gives us an update on George “Carry My Luggage” Rekers, Dr. Laura’s so called new talk show, the future of Anti-Gay iPhone apps and what was the top anti-gay news story of the year?
Gaga-flage: how to use a Lady Gaga CD to steal top government secrets.
Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian will die for AIDS.
And surely you can’t be serious? Comedic legend Leslie Nielsen passed away from pneumonia, he was 84.
Don’t call me shirley.
Wagon Wheel Watusi – Striptease: A Walk On the Burlesque Side: iTunes