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Brainstormy

(2,385 posts)
Sat Mar 4, 2023, 04:05 PM Mar 2023

A warning for the young

This one is a cautionary tale for my young friends so you will know what can happen:

Long ago there were entertainers called Bob Hope and Milton Berle. They were often on our little black-and-white TV sets wearing dresses, wigs and lipstick.

A dozen years later, Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis, starred in a movie wearing dresses, wigs and lipstick, as they tried to imitate Marilyn Monroe's hip-swinging, seductive walk in the movie, "Some Like It Hot."
There were more such hit tv shows and movies that came and went with gender-bending stories and stars.

And that my young friends, is how all of your grandparents became gay.


[sarcasm emoji goes here]

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A warning for the young (Original Post) Brainstormy Mar 2023 OP
TCM today: Some Like It Hot elleng Mar 2023 #1
I watched "Uncle Miltie" but I never saw Some Like It Hot." So that's how I was saved. I am 3Hotdogs Mar 2023 #2
And who could forget: hippywife Mar 2023 #3
Liked that Rebl2 Mar 2023 #7
like it republianmushroom Mar 2023 #4
A little addition from the late Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes. alwaysinasnit Mar 2023 #5
My favorite... Leguizamo is so good. LakeArenal Mar 2023 #9
I am right there with you. alwaysinasnit Mar 2023 #18
And let us not forget Julie Andrews trof Mar 2023 #6
I'll play along and add an actor from one of my favorites InstantGratification Mar 2023 #8
Flip Wilson as Geraldine Leith Mar 2023 #10
"Mrs. Doubtfire!" colorado_ufo Mar 2023 #11
Tootsie Demobrat Mar 2023 #12
I think all the regulars on the Carol Burnett Show Lars39 Mar 2023 #13
Ron DeathSentence is 44 years old. A HERETIC I AM Mar 2023 #14
See, you boomers ruined America for the youth IronLionZion Mar 2023 #15
All the men in drag in the past were straight TexasBushwhacker Mar 2023 #16
Don't forget early Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari in "Bosom Buddies" FakeNoose Mar 2023 #17
Monty Python, marleina deithrich-our great grandparents. tom hanks in bosom buddies turned parents. pansypoo53219 Mar 2023 #19
Monty Python, marleina deithrich-our great grandparents. tom hanks in bosom buddies turned parents. pansypoo53219 Mar 2023 #20
Flip Wilson as Geraldine diehardblue Mar 2023 #21
The movie: Yentl sheshe2 Mar 2023 #22
Priscilla- Queen of the desert sheshe2 Mar 2023 #23
Bosom Buddies! More proof Tom Hanks is the devil!!! Coventina Mar 2023 #24

3Hotdogs

(12,700 posts)
2. I watched "Uncle Miltie" but I never saw Some Like It Hot." So that's how I was saved. I am
Sat Mar 4, 2023, 04:28 PM
Mar 2023

"straight arrow." My gay friends say I am the most comfortable in my "straightness" than any of their other straight friends.

And to think, If I had been able to afford the 75 cent ticket to see that movie.... who knows what degradation I might have depended to?


















Yes, Arnold. It's fukkin sarcasm.

hippywife

(22,767 posts)
3. And who could forget:
Sat Mar 4, 2023, 04:36 PM
Mar 2023

Bosom Buddies (1980-82), with Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Holland Taylor and Donna Dixon. I loved that show, it was hysterical, and I never missed it.

First thing I ever saw Tom Hanks in, that I can recall. Coincidentally, perfect song for the current environment, too.





LakeArenal

(29,042 posts)
9. My favorite... Leguizamo is so good.
Sat Mar 4, 2023, 06:11 PM
Mar 2023

And I would love to see some MAGA try to give shade to Wesley Snipes.

Leith

(7,831 posts)
10. Flip Wilson as Geraldine
Sat Mar 4, 2023, 06:15 PM
Mar 2023
"The devil made me do it!"



Monty Python did drag almost every episode.

"Oh, intercourse the penguin!"



And the one everyone forgets: Lassie. Although the character of Lassie was female, every dog in the part was male. Ruh Roh!



A HERETIC I AM

(24,414 posts)
14. Ron DeathSentence is 44 years old.
Sat Mar 4, 2023, 06:44 PM
Mar 2023

He’s the child of parents who grew up in that era.

It’s clear the parody flew right over his head, which seeing as he’s such a short little shitbag, wasn’t really much of a fucking leap.

TexasBushwhacker

(20,375 posts)
16. All the men in drag in the past were straight
Sat Mar 4, 2023, 06:49 PM
Mar 2023

I think that's the issue. Even though then characters in To Wong Foo were gay, the actors were all straight. I think most of the "drag queen story time" men now are gay. It's certainly possible for a straight man to be a cross dresser though, especially for comic effect. Just look at Rudy Giuliani!

FakeNoose

(33,548 posts)
17. Don't forget early Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari in "Bosom Buddies"
Sat Mar 4, 2023, 07:06 PM
Mar 2023

It was a rather funny sit-com in the early 1980's ...



The guys dressed up as "women" in order to be allowed to rent a room in an affordable "women's hotel." So the comedy ensues when they try to date the women who are staying there, while at the same time dressing as "women" to avoid scrutiny by the hotel management.

Good times. Innocent fun.

As an afterthought ... I never knew any women who actually dressed that way. But still, it was funny at the time.

pansypoo53219

(21,108 posts)
19. Monty Python, marleina deithrich-our great grandparents. tom hanks in bosom buddies turned parents.
Sun Mar 5, 2023, 04:09 AM
Mar 2023

the rite wing just needs another punching bag to make blood to feed thier base.

pansypoo53219

(21,108 posts)
20. Monty Python, marleina deithrich-our great grandparents. tom hanks in bosom buddies turned parents.
Sun Mar 5, 2023, 04:11 AM
Mar 2023

the rite wing just needs another punching bag to make blood to feed thier base.

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