The Ultimate Gay YouTube Collection

Categories: Celebs

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You don't have to be gay to enjoy the staggeringly entertaining and wildly campy clips I've compiled for you, but it helps.

Simply click on the links and you'll see:


Joan Crawford/Cyd Charisse, "Two Faced Woman" (narrated by Debbie Reynolds, of course). This defies description. Must be seen to be disbelieved. We're talking blackface!


Raquel Welch, "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In". Astrological dancers climb the Mexican pyramids as Raquel spins ever so slightly.


Jennifer Holliday, "And I Am Telling You..." (This is the music video of the song. Yes, there was a music video. Deep breath.)


Dorothy Loudon, "Broadway Baby". Dottie stole the Tony awards with this outrageously fun rendition. Her remark to Sondheim is priceless as are her repeated shouts of "key change!"


Ann-Margret, chocolate sauce scene (from Tommy). Chocolate has never been wasted so entertainingly. Annie was the original Britney Spears. And she got Oscar nominated!


Carol Channing, "Skidoo" title song. Skid mark is more like it. I'm the only one alive who feels this film is watchable.


Diana Ross, "Leading Ladies" medley. The biggest hats in the history of television. This number made me want to be a Broadway leading lady--and now I am!


"I'll Plant My Own Tree" from Valley of the Dolls (Susan Hayward, voiced by Margaret Whiting). Watch out for that swinging mobile, Sue!


Bette Davis, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?". A jagged little pop song that's not in the movie--thank God.


Debbie Reynolds, "If I Had a Hammer". If this doesn't stir your soul, you're not human. Debbie does earnestness better than anyone.


Natalie Wood, "You're Gonna Hear From Me" from Inside Daisy Clover. They somehow made old Hollywood look glam rock-ish. But the mishmosh of periods somehow soars--literally.


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8 comments
madmaninbedlam
madmaninbedlam

This is such a brilliant list I'm adding a category for it to my youtube playlists titled "Michael Musto is a Genius."  :)

FredsterNYC
FredsterNYC

Dorthy Loudon had bus fare written into all of her Broadway contracts. She would take the bus home after a show. Fierce.

exackerly
exackerly

Raquel Welch -- when somebody spends her entire career not getting that people think she's a joke, you know you're in for some lip-smacking camp.

 

Joan Crawford -- along the same lines, although I do think Joan got the joke on some level. She had lots of gay friends.

 

Ann-Margret, Bette Davis -- not only got the joke but were the first to make it.

Gregorama
Gregorama

FABULOUS compilation!!  I had never seen the Racquel number before...and don't know how I was able to live a happy life so far without it!!   Of course, "I'll Plant My Own Tree" and the faux-Calder mobile is in a league of its own.  And Bette's peppy rendering of that awful DeVol tune!  But you know what?  That song IS prominently featured in the film (no vocals, thank God!).  In the scene where Blanche is trying to get the attention of the nosy neighbor lady (badly overacted by Anna Lee) by tossing the note, I guess the director (Robert Aldrich) needed a reason to explain why Blanche didn't just scream, "HEY BITCH! UP HERE!", so they blasted that awful tune on the soundtrack. Presumably it's coming from the record player of the REEEAAAALLLY poorly acted neighbor girl--who in real life was, of course, B.D. Hymen---Bette's thankless twat of a daughter, who wrote that hatchet job of a book that drove poor Bette to her grave.

 

fafini
fafini

Yes Michael! This was a glorious mix of madness!! This would have been perfect if the J Holiday moment was the one from the Tony Awards 82'. The leading ladies medley is my Ross hall of fame performance... Princess Diandra

SouthernDave
SouthernDave

Dorothy Loudon was one of the great treasures of American musical theater, TV and nightclubs.

 

I loved her comment when she won the Tony, got onstage and said, "I knew I could play this room."

 

Watch and listen to all the Loudon you can find. One of her CDs has a great rendition of Kander & Ebb's "Bobo's Place."

 

And her inspired medley of "Losing My Mind" and "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" on this same site is about as good as it gets.

 

Thanks for ALL the clips, Michael. I'm going to have me some fun today.

bethesda
bethesda

I just started watching the first few and my head is already boggling. Thank you!!!!!

blissbaby
blissbaby

Oh my dear lord. This is the moterhload.

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