Liza Minnelli Gets Behind Drag Troupe!

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Liza Minnelli loves the gays -- and let's not dregde up another "Yeah, she marries them" joke -- so it's no surprise that in the '70s, she hooked up with Dzi Croquettes, a Brazilian theater troupe of glammed-up, half-naked, muscle-and-feathers-sporting folks who made a sensation.

In Brazil, they went against the dictatorship government, promoting freedom and homosexuality with every bump, and in Paris they were embraced by the fabulous, the famous, and the artsy, who thrilled to their energy, originality, and samba moves.

And their godmother was Liza.

In the new documentary, Dzi Croquettes, Liza says, "It was so kind of avant-garde."

She pronounces "avant-garde" with a really thick, phlegmy French accent that's sort of fabulous.

"They were constantly outrageous -- I just loved it!" she adds, eyes glowing.

Liza applauded them, promoted them, and even learned dance moves from them.

As she recalls it, discovering her love of Brazilian music "was almost like I found my own heartbeat."

Gosh, I'd love to find mine! Any ideas on how to be as eternally positive as Liza?

And how can we start some American Croquettes?



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8 comments
mjm
mjm

is this the Cockettes 2.0?

Delroy
Delroy

Liza fell and hurt herself again. She said she tripped over her dog or something?

Mary_Hall_1990
Mary_Hall_1990

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Parvenue
Parvenue

How does Liza stay so positive? Just natural born enthusiasm, gosh golly. It's terrific!

Isis
Isis

They have croquettes at Roll and Roaster.

mjm
mjm

weird, because the same thing happened to Judy in '65, she tripped over her dog and broke her arm in two places a day before she was to perform at the Greek Theater in LA.

gato liso
gato liso

Simple: drugs and booze..............

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