Let me Hear Your Body Talk

Are men the new women? I’ve always avoided using that line until now. As the (hetero)sexual division of labour and loving and looking continues to fall apart, men are the new everything. Just as women are. But in the last few months we’ve been told men now take longer getting ready than women, mercifully deleting at a stroke most of the material of stand-ups like John Bishop. We’ve also been told that gents are more likely to take travel irons, hairdryers and straighteners on holiday […]

On The Town: with Glenn/Glennda, Two Bruces & Two Old Musicals

by Mark Simpson (First appeared in Attitude, July 1998) ‘Yoo can’t stop the moo-zik/No-body can stop the moo-zik/Take the cold from snow/Tell the trees “don’t grow?/Tell the wind “don’t Blow?/’coz  it’s ee-zee-er to doo!’ I’m singing a cappella, out of tune and fighting against a Pet Shop Boys ditty whining and clattering on the PA in this tiny, pre-Stonewall retro New York fag bar with the fabulously cheesy name ‘IC Guys’, the show-stopping, pull-out-all-the-stops-and-wear-something-glittery big finale number from Nancy Walker’s epic Village People movie ‘Can’t […]