Lets face it. Halloween is really the gayest, fabulash and best of all holidays! Halloween street events in gay villages Key West, Florida, Christopher Street in New York, Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood and the Castro in San Francisco have evolved from informal parades into Mardi Gras-like events with “drinking and dancing and carrying on in the streets.
Everyday from now until Halloween Back2Stonewall.com will bring you some of the best Halloween clips out there from funny to scary to downright GAY!
And since we just mentioned GAY lets start off with Bette Midler, Kathy Najimi and Carrie Bradshaw Sarah Jessica Parker performing “I Put a Spell On You” from the “Hocus Pocus.”
“Hocus Pocus” Trivia:
* When Bette Midler takes the stage at the town Halloween Party, she says “Hello Salem, my name is Winifred. What’s yours?”. This is a take-off of the famous line, “Hello world, my name is Rose, what’s yours?” that is spoken by Mama Rose in the musical “Gypsy”. Midler played Mama Rose in the television version, Gypsy (1993), the same year this film was released.
* Rosie O’Donnell was originally offered the role of Mary Sanderson, but it was ultimately given to Kathy Najimy. O’Donnell claims on her blog that she turned down the offer to work with the Divine Miss M because she didn’t want to be a “scary witch”.
* A child wearing a Michael Myers Mask and Clown Suit was seen out the front of the “Devils” house.
* In this film, Sarah Jessica Parker plays a witch who was executed during the Salem Witch Trials in the late 1600s. While researching her family history for the show “Who Do You Think You Are?” (2004), Parker was shocked to discover that her 10th great-grandmother Esther Elwell was arrested in Salem in the late 1600s for committing “sundry acts of witchcraft” and choking a neighbour to death. Esther’s case never went to court, she escaped with her life and the accusation ended the Salem Witch Trials. Parker said: “It has changed everything about who I thought I was.”
Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Hairspray Live!” takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” a local TV program. When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African-American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store. Tracy’s mother is the indomitable Edna, and she eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white “Corny Collins Show.”
“Hairspray Live!” features an all-star cast including Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Ariana Grande, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Ephraim Sykes, exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio and special guest stars Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell.
“Hairspray Live!” will air from Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Rosie O’Donnell tears into David Letterman for his crude lesbian joke. Letterman said “The woman she is marrying, her fiancee, was driving… and her car broke down. And guess what happened? Rosie pulls up right behind her in her tow truck.” Rosie was having none of that.
The Top 5 Reasons Rosie Won’t Appear on Late Show with David Letterman
News of Rosie’s engagement has been making the rounds, and David Letterman recently made a few jokes at Rosie’s expense. In response and in defense of tow truck drivers everywhere, Rosie shares the top five reasons why she won’t appear on Late Show. Watch to find out what they are.
Uber Super Lesbian Rosie O’Donnell hosted Mike Fuckabee Huckabee on her SiriusXM show yesterday to grill him about his recent outrageous “children are not puppies” statement of opposition to gay adoption.
It’s a good listen especially since Fuckabee Huckabee tries to justify his bigotry with an ideal that doesn’t exist.