Saturday, February 03, 2007

Song & Dance: Shortbus & Hedwig

Oops. I forgot the Friday music post. But my best friends were over and we were all laughing our asses off at the histrionic lesbo-horror of Notes on a Scandal again. God I love Judi Dench in that movie. She's just so hateful. But the movie...it's just so wrong. In too many ways to count. Anyway, so let's celebrate a far more self-actualized person, John Cameron Mitchell. He's only brought us two films but both are stunning, musical and entirely their own things. So for today's song interlude, some selections from Shortbus(2006, top ten list) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001, top ten list)

From left to right. Here's Jay Brannan doing his sweet original "Soda Shop" (which he also sings in Shortbus) for YouTube viewers. Be patient ... he bitches about IMDB's awful censorship of the film before he gets to the pretty singing. Then there's a collage of performances from the entire cast at the Shortbus premiere party. Directly below that you've got John Cameron Mitchell performing the Hedwig tune "Wig in a Box" at another Shortbus event. The classic "Origin of Love" from the Hedwig motion picture closes this set. Enjoy.



6 comments:

David S. said...

Ima just say. I'm in love with Jay Brannan. Now, I know that sounds a little extreme, but really: who can resist that?! The level of Adorable that he has achieved is almost mind-blowing.

Steven said...

Totally agreed. I don't even have words, he's so adorable. And so is that song.

~Steven

NATHANIEL R said...

i love that Morgan Freeman saw Shortbus hee. (3rd video)

Anonymous said...

The IMDb censorship was insane. I typed it in one day and had to change my settings so it could include "adult" searches.

The Origin of Love is perfect. John Cameron Mitchell has such an amazing voice.

Jacquie said...

I love JCM and Hedwig as much as any friend of family member. Is that weird?

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