Tuesday, 7 April 2009

244: Gay Actors 7: Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles (1974)
Written by Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor

Director/Choreographer: Dom Delouis
Starts at 3:00

Genuine chorus boys! Although the likelihood of any of them appearing in a Busby Berkeley style musical number in the mid-70s is slim to Karen Carpenter. And what 30s style musical would feature the word “tush”? Otherwise, its a return to lisping effeminates, hysterical sissies and nervous nellies – “Come on Girls!” “You brute!” And a cowboy and dancer making an assignation.

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