This Tongue-In-Cheek Protest Song Is Everything A Gay Anthem Should Be.
If Gay was a country, this would make the perfect national anthem.
A new promo released by UK broadcasters Channel 4 wishes ‘good luck to everyone out in Sochi’, just as a temporary station rebrand transforms the company logo into a rainbow tribute to LGBT rights.
Starring ‘bearlesque’ cabaret star Fred Bear, the trail - entitled Gay Mountain - sees a ‘traditional’ village hall turned into a disco show-ground bursting with colour and campiness. While Fred whips off his fur coat and the fairground-style rainbow display flashes in time to the music, a President Putin lookalike can be seen spinning some tunes on the decks, all while the audience lock lips with same-sex partners under a shower of glitter. If there’s ever been anything more camp, I’d like to see it. Because I doubt such a treasure exists.
Channel 4, who have the broadcast rights to the Winter Paralympics in the UK, have a long history of publicly challenging oppression, as suggested by the ‘born risky’ tag at the end of the clip - another nudge to Russia’s anti-gay and limiting protest laws.
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This may be the best thing I see this year.