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(BBC-US)   How the Village People took gay sex mainstream. Come for the MAGA anthem, stay for the Simpsons reference   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-08-05 9:48:28 AM  
All those words, and never mentioned the funnest fact of all, not all of them were gay
 
2020-08-05 11:51:39 AM  

baka-san: All those words, and never mentioned the funnest fact of all, not all of them were gay


So you're saying they were gay for pay?
 
2020-08-05 12:26:40 PM  
My first crush was on the construction worker.  I had the Live and Sleazy album hanging on my wall and would kiss it.   I am a girl.
/ have not gotten better at picking men.
/ or picking up signals
/ still a moron.
 
2020-08-05 12:32:27 PM  
Victor Willis, the lead singer of the Village People (the "cop), still denies that these songs were written with gay themes in mind:

The image of Village People reflected the gay culture that emerged from New York clubs in the mid-1970s, but Willis explains the songs he wrote were concerned with universal themes rather than specifically targeting an LGBT audience.
"My situation with Jacques was that we would write music and I would make my lyrics, which they call 'double entendre', which means that you can take it any way you want it. Gay people? If you liked it, fine! Straight people? If you liked it, fine! It doesn't matter.


Uh-huh.  I'm sure it's fun to stay at the YMCA because you can work out there.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainmen​t​-arts-47733198
 
2020-08-05 12:38:15 PM  

FrancoFile: baka-san: All those words, and never mentioned the funnest fact of all, not all of them were gay

So you're saying they were gay for pay?


Meh, a few million bucks is a few million bucks...
 
2020-08-05 12:55:13 PM  

FrancoFile: baka-san: All those words, and never mentioned the funnest fact of all, not all of them were gay

So you're saying they were gay for pay?


Wait, you can get paid for that?!
 
2020-08-05 2:23:10 PM  

baka-san: All those words, and never mentioned the funnest fact of all, not all of them were gay


Well, 99% of them were. Victor Willis (the cop) was straight. The rest of them were gayer than Fire Island during a Liza Minnelli drag show with guest judges Barbra Streisand and Harvey Fierstein.
 
2020-08-05 2:35:04 PM  
I never associated the Village People with being Gay.  I associated them with Muppets
The Muppet Show - In the Navy
Youtube MTwq1_9VH68
 
2020-08-05 2:36:52 PM  

kermit the forg: I never associated the Village People with being Gay.  I associated them with Muppets
[YouTube video: The Muppet Show - In the Navy]


Username checks out.
 
2020-08-05 2:54:41 PM  

Lurkerbot: My first crush was on the construction worker.  I had the Live and Sleazy album hanging on my wall and would kiss it.   I am a girl.
/ have not gotten better at picking men.
/ or picking up signals
/ still a moron.


How YOU doing?

\gay man
 
2020-08-05 3:19:42 PM  

jake_lex: Victor Willis, the lead singer of the Village People (the "cop), still denies that these songs were written with gay themes in mind:

The image of Village People reflected the gay culture that emerged from New York clubs in the mid-1970s, but Willis explains the songs he wrote were concerned with universal themes rather than specifically targeting an LGBT audience.
"My situation with Jacques was that we would write music and I would make my lyrics, which they call 'double entendre', which means that you can take it any way you want it. Gay people? If you liked it, fine! Straight people? If you liked it, fine! It doesn't matter.

Uh-huh.  I'm sure it's fun to stay at the YMCA because you can work out there.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment​-arts-47733198


It's not an accident when you put that much "universality" in everything.

Like Freddie Mercury never going gender specific in all of his love/lust songs.

/Fat Bottomed Girls is a Brian May song and the others with gender are also not Freddie
 
2020-08-05 3:44:27 PM  

Buttknuckle: Lurkerbot: My first crush was on the construction worker.  I had the Live and Sleazy album hanging on my wall and would kiss it.   I am a girl.
/ have not gotten better at picking men.
/ or picking up signals
/ still a moron.

How YOU doing?

\gay man


Sorry you're way to emotionally available.
 
2020-08-05 4:21:30 PM  

12349876: jake_lex: Victor Willis, the lead singer of the Village People (the "cop), still denies that these songs were written with gay themes in mind:

The image of Village People reflected the gay culture that emerged from New York clubs in the mid-1970s, but Willis explains the songs he wrote were concerned with universal themes rather than specifically targeting an LGBT audience.
"My situation with Jacques was that we would write music and I would make my lyrics, which they call 'double entendre', which means that you can take it any way you want it. Gay people? If you liked it, fine! Straight people? If you liked it, fine! It doesn't matter.

Uh-huh.  I'm sure it's fun to stay at the YMCA because you can work out there.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment​-arts-47733198

It's not an accident when you put that much "universality" in everything.

Like Freddie Mercury never going gender specific in all of his love/lust songs.

/Fat Bottomed Girls is a Brian May song and the others with gender are also not Freddie


Well, he was engaged to Mary Austin in the 1970s, he did write "Love of My Life" for her, and by both his and Mary account, it wasn't just a bearding situation at the time.  Yeah, eventually he realized he was Gay, but he wasn't being completely coy back then either.
 
2020-08-05 4:30:12 PM  

Lurkerbot: Buttknuckle: Lurkerbot: My first crush was on the construction worker.  I had the Live and Sleazy album hanging on my wall and would kiss it.   I am a girl.
/ have not gotten better at picking men.
/ or picking up signals
/ still a moron.

How YOU doing?

\gay man

Sorry you're way to emotionally available.


Ha!  Touché ...
 
2020-08-06 8:37:27 PM  

Lurkerbot: My first crush was on the construction worker.  I had the Live and Sleazy album hanging on my wall and would kiss it.   I am a girl.
/ have not gotten better at picking men.
/ or picking up signals
/ still a moron.


I went to college with a girl just like you. It seems all the guys she dated eventually turned gay. I didn't need her help to turn gay I just was...
 
2020-08-06 8:40:30 PM  
One of the things I remember when I was in grade school, one of our teachers were retiring so we did a little dance to YMCA doing the whole Y M C A bits.... I think of the four or five kids that were doing this I was the only eventual queer one up there.
 
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