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avril 2008

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Camp isn't just a row of tents.

So I was looking, as you do, at music videos on YouTube, and it occurred to me that the video in question (which I'll get to shortly), was unbelievably, fantastically gay. As camp as it gets. And then I thought of how many of my favorite videos are similarly examples of the HoYay. And then I thought I'd share the best of them with you.

Patrick Wolf, "The Magic Position
This is the vid that inspired this post-- and I was addicted to the song enough already, but then with the ridiculous orange hair and the jodhpurs with ribbons and the prancing and the rainbows? And Patrick Wolf's deliciously melodramatic side profile? Fabulous.

Rufus Wainwright, "Rules and Regulations"
Rufus finds his not-so-inner Wildean dandy in this video. I have to love the old-fashioned underwear, and the deadpan entourage in their little shorts. I should also warn you that this song will get stuck in your head for eternity. Oops. Too late.

Bonnie Tyler, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"This one's not so much gay as completely and wonderfully bizarre. But I don't know, there are flying choirboys with glowing (or should I say, "bright") eyes, and boys in loincloths. Also: gymnasts. It also kind of reminds me of the part in Ghostbusters where Sigourney Weaver turns into the Gatekeeper and she goes all sexpot on Bill Murray with the blowy hair and shit...Seriously, watch this one to the end. Your mind will be blown.

David Bowie, "Boys Keep Swinging"See, you think David's going all '80s White Duke hetero on us with his flash suit and pompadour, and then BOOM! There are three drag queen Bowies. I almost can't handle it. Mr. Stardust makes a rather unattractive woman, actually. It's very Priscilla of him.

Wham, "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"

Ummm. George Michael. Bi-colored, neon hot pants. Enough said.

Okay, now you tell me the ones I forgot!