Broadway responds satirically to official LGBT discrimination in Russia, and to a specific Russian law, enacted in June, 2013, punishing citizens “who disseminate information aimed at minors ‘directed at forming nontraditional sexual setup’ or which may cause a ‘distorted understanding’ that gay and heterosexual relations are ‘socially equivalent,’” according to an account by news wire service AFP.
The video, entitled “Russian Broadway Shut Down – Government Deems All Theatre Homosexual Propaganda,” was created by John Walton West and composed by Jason Michael Snow.
Among those in the video:
Michael Urie, Andrew Rannells, Harvey Fierstein, Roger Rees, Laura Osnes, Joanna Gleason, Analeigh Ashford, Andy Karl, Santino Fontana, Andrea McArdle, Stephen Schwartz, Eric Anderson, Ann Harada, Michael Cerveris, Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block (these last two as lesbian cosmonauts!), Sierra Boggess, Leslie Kritzer, John Bolton, Jackie Hoffman, Lena Rocker Hall, Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff (these last two as gay Olympian lovers!)
Very funny… and my friend LISA helped write this!!!
oh… and this!!!!
Conceived and produced by the award-winning creative agency Flickering Wall, ‘Denham Psycho’ is a short film tribute to the controversial cult-classic originally premiered at Sundance in 2000.
According to longtime fan of Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, director Hugo Keijzer explains; “-when I first heard Jason Denham talk about jeans it reminded me of the film’s legendary business-card scene. I recognized the same manic attention to detail and ravenous appetite for craftsmanship. This triggered the idea for a modern-day remake of the scene”.
The team at Denham has a reputation for producing all their creative projects in-house but, as Jason Denham explains; “For us Flickering Wall’s proposal perfectly reflected the compulsive ‘otaku’ culture that tends to characterize the inner core of the denim scene. We were confident it would make a brilliant parody of fashion in general and the recent ‘heritage’ trend in particular. -Plus, it reminds us to keep having fun and not to take ourselves too seriously,”
Directed by Hugo Keijzer
Produced by Remco den Hartog
Cinematography by Robbie van Brussel
Edited by Nils Rensen
WrItten by Ben Clark
Graphics by Ali Kirby
Costume by Denham
BJ Snowden lip syncs to her original composition “In Canada”, accompanied by an illustrative video, on “Humans, WOW”.
HOTARIOUS: “Playboy’s Roller Disco & Pajama Party” (1979) with the ORIGINAL commercials… and Wayland & Madame!!!
1979 ABC-TV primetime special, “Playboy’s Roller Disco & Pajama Party,” hosted by Richard Dawson, with appearances by Hugh Hefner, James Caan, Chuck Mangione, Wayland Flowers and Madame, The Village People, Robert Culp, and Dorothy Stratten… Includes commercials for Contac, Mystique romance novels, Maybelline, Tostitos, and assorted ABC shows.
Parts 2-4 after the jump…
more pics & video after the jump…