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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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12-1-08 La Cage aux Folles

Posted by Sean on December 1, 2008

Well, Shanoah, I don’t know if that was Julie Andrews’ first of many topless scenes.  All I know is that it was her first, and possibly only, topless scene… that I know of.

Anyway, speaking of The Birdcage, Shanoah, you of course know what that was based off of: the Broadway play La Cage aux Folles (which I always thought was French for “the birdcage”, but that actually means “the cage with the insane ones”, according to Babelfish… which, when you think about it, also works).

Oh, you don’t know what La Cage aux Folles is? Well, I’ll let Lee Roy Reams break it down for you. This is the musical’s title song off 1994’s Jerry Herman’s Broadway: Live at the Hollywood Bowl.

Courtesy of BestArts.

“You may be dancing with a girl who needs a shave.” Yep, that’s the one and only reason why anyone watches La Cage: to see guys in drag.

And so I shan’t deny you. This is I Am What I Am, which closed out Act 1. This is from the Tony Awards, though I’m not sure which (possibly 1983, where it won a double fistful of awards).

Courtesy of pventertainment.

Yeah, I can get behind that sentiment.


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