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'Kinky Boots' struts off with the most Tony Awards [Drag Queens & Fetishes Tops Broadway]
philly.com ^ | 6/10/13

Posted on 06/10/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, strutted away with a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best original score and best leading man...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: entertainment; perversion; sexworship
Broadway has decided that the best entertainment on the Great White Way (isn't that RACIST?!) this year is a musical celebrating homosexuality and fetishes....all in fun, of course.
1 posted on 06/10/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Shun them... “by their fruits you shall know them”... both kinds of fruits.

LLS


2 posted on 06/10/2013 7:20:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It was based on a true story about a factory owner who was trying to save his Northamptonshire shoe factory from closure, and decided to cater for the fetish footwear market for men.


3 posted on 06/10/2013 7:21:34 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

The book of the musical was written by HArvey Firestein who pioneered gay content on Broadway. He wrote the book of ‘La Cage aux Folles’ some 30 years ago.


4 posted on 06/10/2013 7:23:37 AM PDT by Borges
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To: SoFloFreeper
Broadway is pricing itself out of business, and they aren't helping matters any by not being more family-friendly. (Aside: at they had Matilda and Cinderella, but let's face it, families can't really afford Broadway any more.)

TV is dying, but at least there's DVDs and syndication to prop up profits. Many of these big musicals can't be scaled down for regional theaters and forget about high school productions.

They say it's more "inclusive" but really they're becoming more "insiders only".

5 posted on 06/10/2013 7:25:01 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There needs to be an award show for awards shows. Seems like every week the leftist entertainment industry has another awards show for some niche area. One needs to be held to hand out awards for the awards shows.


6 posted on 06/10/2013 7:25:24 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Tanniker Smith

A lot of their audience is tourists from overseas.


7 posted on 06/10/2013 7:25:54 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Proud2BeRight

There are only four American entertainment awards that matter. (Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony). The rest of is fluff.


8 posted on 06/10/2013 7:26:34 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

“There are only four American entertainment awards that matter. (Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony). The rest of is fluff.”

In my opinion, none matter.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 7:27:43 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Well I’m assuming that entertainment matters.


10 posted on 06/10/2013 7:28:43 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

“There are only four American entertainment awards that matter. (Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony)”

None of those matter to me. Argo, the best picture? Hilarious. The nest-selling DVD of last year was the Hunger Games, and should have been nominated at least. The Oscars and Emmy’s are just a bunch of liberals voting for other like-minded libtards.


11 posted on 06/10/2013 7:30:22 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Argo was anti-Islamic and pro-American. The most popular is always the best? How about Transformers 3 for Best Picture?


12 posted on 06/10/2013 7:32:53 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Matters to whom? Not being snide, real question.

Who regards Broadway and Hollywood as important? Didn’t say pernicious, toxic, deviant, or evilly influencing society & morals. Just important in one’s life.


13 posted on 06/10/2013 7:34:49 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

Do you think American culture is important? That means American books, American music, American theater and American cinema.


14 posted on 06/10/2013 7:35:31 AM PDT by Borges
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To: SoFloFreeper

another Rocky Horror Broadway musical celebrating a boot fetish and transvestites ...nice...


15 posted on 06/10/2013 7:35:39 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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To: Borges

Yes! What is important are the literature, music, theater & cinema that add to the culture and enrich the lives of those who partake of them and leave something of lasting value for future generations.

Most of what comes out of Hollywood fails abysmally at that. Celebration of deviancy may have a lasting presence but only in the manner of a deadly poison that never loses its potency.


16 posted on 06/10/2013 7:44:46 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Tanniker Smith
pretty much the case ~ and there really aren't enough gays with the big bucks to pay for much of this stuff anyway.

folks imagine the gay advertising reflects a reality of some sort ~ it doesn't.

17 posted on 06/10/2013 7:45:54 AM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: elcid1970

90% of everything is bad. It’s always been that way.


18 posted on 06/10/2013 7:47:39 AM PDT by Borges
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To: SoFloFreeper

They don’t rate them on their artistic merit. They rate them on how much they push leftist agendas.


19 posted on 06/10/2013 8:00:50 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Borges

“It was based on a true story about a factory owner who was trying to save his Northamptonshire shoe factory from closure, and decided to cater for the fetish footwear market for men.”

Don’t know about the play, but the movie was charming and heart-warming. I highly recommend it. It was about the desperate attempts by a small, old, family-owned shoe manufacturer in England being crushed by Chinese imports. As I remember it, it was mostly about catering to transvestites rather than homosexual drag queens.


20 posted on 06/10/2013 8:13:48 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
In my not-so-humble opinion, the only Kinky Boots song worthy of an award is the satirical IRA protest song Kinky Boots (no connection to the Broadway show). Politics aside, it's a hoot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZp2GA_fbNQ

21 posted on 06/10/2013 8:26:44 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Borges

fetish footwear

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I have no idea what that is, exactly. And, please, do not explain it. I prefer to live in my ignorance in this domain.


22 posted on 06/10/2013 9:13:51 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Proud2BeRight

In my opinion, none matter.

&&&
Ditto!


23 posted on 06/10/2013 9:14:50 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: elcid1970

Well said!


24 posted on 06/10/2013 9:16:08 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: catnipman

charming and heart-warming

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Oh, then, I must go see it. Nothing warms my heart or charms me more than the celebration of deviancy.


25 posted on 06/10/2013 9:18:37 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Borges

Talk about an in-your-face “gay” nazi...he is the poster child.
Hideous man.....


26 posted on 06/10/2013 9:28:47 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

27 posted on 06/10/2013 9:33:10 AM PDT by Borges
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To: SoFloFreeper

What’s a Tony Award?


28 posted on 06/10/2013 10:09:36 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Borges
Well I’m assuming that entertainment matters.

If popularity is the criterion, I suppose burglaries, muggings, carjackings and government corruption all matter, too.

29 posted on 06/10/2013 10:12:08 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: publius911

A lot of great entertainment isn’t popular.


30 posted on 06/10/2013 10:15:22 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

They’re still pricing themselves out of business. There isn’t enough tourism, and tourism itself is seasonal. The ones that come either get tickets to a “hit show” when they book their hotel or they stand around the half-price ticket booth trying to find something to see, but I don’t many are seeing more than one show. (Obvious exception would be those who come to NYC specifically for the theater, but that wouldn’t be most tourists.)


31 posted on 06/10/2013 11:05:51 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Borges

Oh yuck!!!


32 posted on 06/10/2013 11:59:28 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Bigg Red

“Oh, then, I must go see it. Nothing warms my heart or charms me more than the celebration of deviancy.”

The movie is about the workers in a failing shoe factory in England that switch from making Brogans that no one wants anymore to contemporary styles in order to saves the jobs of a bunch of old people who have worked in the factory all their lives. It’s an older movie, made in Britain. Probably was never in the theaters here. No risk that you’ll accidentally see it and ruin your life.


33 posted on 06/10/2013 3:53:55 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Borges

“Argo was anti-Islamic and pro-American.”

I disagree. There was a reason why Affleck congratulated canada instead of the US when he won the Oscar. When you have a snarky liberal at the helm, you know the US ain’t a favorite. Transformers 3 was more pro-American than that liberal crap called Argo.


34 posted on 06/10/2013 7:41:17 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Please explain. Argo actually downplayed the Canadian involvement in the events to play up American involvement. If anything the Canadians have a right to be miffed.


35 posted on 06/11/2013 6:55:30 AM PDT by Borges
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