Archive for the camp Category

Tu? Indietro! Fugly!

Posted in camp, drag, festoonery, filth, meine nippen sie küssen so heiß, no gay friends, she's a maneater, with my avoirdupois and my tra la la la la on January 29, 2008 by lacieca

A loyal reader calls this little number “the worst gown I’ve ever seen.”


La Cieca she agrees that Mme. Guleghina’s fashion faux pas here just screams, “that was no lady, that was Lady Macbeth.” On the other hand, your doyenne has seen some rather ghastly frocks in her time, and she’s sure, cher public, that you have seen worse. If you have, send a jpg (preferably 350 pixels wide or larger) or a link to lacieca@parterre.com. Let’s dish!

Ach! Hilde, weißt du, daß wir Ratten im Keller haben?

Posted in camp, diva on January 27, 2008 by lacieca

This is my belief, in brief

Posted in camp, diva, great homosexuals of history, mp3, votd on January 18, 2008 by lacieca

briefs
That grand old man of music André Previn is writing another opera, following up on the clamorous success of 1998’s A Streetcar Named Desire. The commission for Houston Grand Opera is Brief Encounter, based on Noel Coward’s one-act play Still Life as well as the screenplay for the eponymous film. (First Tennessee Williams, then Noel Coward … surely a collaboration with Jean Genet is the next logical step!) Well, anyway, the premiere of Brief Encounter, most likely omitting the above imagery, is set for May of 2009. Too long a wait, you say? Well, in the meantime, sit back and enjoy an excerpt from Previn’s one universally recognized masterpiece.

Front burner

Posted in camp, crossover, diva, mp3 on January 16, 2008 by lacieca

A legendary Lulu crosses over.

…and tenderly beckons, Moby Dick, dearest Moby Dick!

Posted in call me dubious, camp, youtube on January 15, 2008 by lacieca

As dear Rosalind Russell used to say, “It’s about this whale…

Honestly insincere

Posted in camp, this diva looks like that diva, wagner, youtube on January 15, 2008 by lacieca


[Via Likely Impossibilities]

The ceremony of innocence is drowned

Posted in camp, critic, filth, nyt on January 11, 2008 by lacieca

“Directed by Francesca Zambello, this Little Mermaid burdens its performers with ungainly guess-what-I-am costumes (by Tatiana Noginova) and a distracting set (by George Tsypin) awash in pastels gone sour and unidentifiable giant tchotchkes that suggest a Luau Lounge whipped up by an acid-head heiress in the 1960s. The whole enterprise is soaked in that sparkly garishness that only a very young child — or possibly a tackiness-worshiping drag queen — might find pretty.

“….Ms. Zambello, best known as an adventurous director of operas, rarely lets jokes, songs or set pieces register clearly. And the impression is often of costumed employees from the Magic Kingdom of Disney World, wandering around and occasionally singing to entertain visiting children.” — Ben Brantley, New York Times

In related news, the family of Roger Bart send their condolences.