Gay Culture means different things to different people. Where you may have someone worshiping the Housewives another may live and breathe LGBT rights through heated politics. Spread across Facebook we witness drag pageantry at its finest while self-adulation spawns through fitness models thanking their fans for 10,000 “likes.” Don’t get me wrong. If you’re building a brand then social your network until your fingers bleed. I’m with you. But also face the music that sings a song asking how if you’re not your own biggest fan then how do you expect anyone else to follow suit?
Confidence vs. Arrogance. Discuss…
On the Real Housewives of Bravo TV front we have the dueling casts of Atlanta and Beverly Hills on heavy rotation in red bottom stiletto Louboutins and bling that blinds. On RHOBH, Lisa dances like a star on DWTS while opening a new gay bar in West Hollywood called PUMP. However, it’s sitting on an unfortunate location that has never had anything work even though it is prime real estate on the corner of Roberston and Santa Monica Blvd. If anyone can make it work it’s Lisa and hubby Ken plus sexy furry beast Giggy. I can see them having the next season of Vanderpump Rules based on this gay nightclub. Mark my words.
Across the way to Atlanta on RHOA, queen bee on the scene Nene Leakes rules the nest of Housewives including newly single Porsha finding her footing after a nasty spilt with Kordell Stewart only after he vehemently denied gay rumors fueled by a broken Porsha. Cynthia battles weight gain because of fibroids and streams emotional tears while the delicious Peter is always near in support. Apollo and the mortician/lawyer/exercise guru/mother of two scuffle with words and silence in an awkward scene that describes much more under the surface not being shown. Kandi cries over her mother while Kenya twirls repeatedly.
New albums turning me out right now are chock full o’music for not only the ears but to create great memories on dance floors and drag shows. My U.K. girl-group darlings The Saturdays deliver Living For The Weekend including the mid-tempo standout “Leave a Light On,” upbeat stomper “Don’t Let Me Dance Alone” and #1 smash “What About Us” plus bubble gum goodness “Disco Love.” Our iconic goddess Cher brings to life her newest studio album Closer To The Truth which produces power torch ballad “I Hope You Find It,” upcoming tour title and driving dancer “Dressed to Kill” and all-time fave “Woman’s World.”
Today’s generation shock popper Miley Cyrus is very hot right now with her Bangerz music including in-your-face emotion from “Wrecking Ball,” Britney infused “SMS (Bangerz)” and quiet storm “Adore You.” Lady Gaga turns her Little Monsters out with ARTPOP which erupts with the delicious backbeat of “Applause,” hand-waver basstastic “Aura” and kicky hippy chick feel of “MANiCURE.” So much great music, not enough ear space.
On the local scene, gay Californians continue to get married by the carriage load while we just finished both Gay Pride and Leather Pride here in Palm Springs. I just got word that in February there will be a drag show taking place at Spa Resort Casino for a 10-week run called Jewel Box Revue featuring top names in impersonation: Denise Russell, Coti Collins, Shontelle T. Sparkles and Phyl Craig-Noto. CAN NOT WAIT! This is just the sense of purpose we gays need here in the Coachella Valley. Bring on the dancing girls! ♥