‘So you sit there. There’s the nail, and there’s the piece of wood. And you wait.’
Probably for the Great Dark Man to bang it in.
Broadcast on UK television in 1975, the day after The Naked Civil Servant aired, thrilling and shocking the nation, this fine interview by the great Mavis Nicholson is one that I don’t recall seeing before.
Though of course, Crisp didn’t really do interviews – he declaimed. Gloriously. Crisp was forever in the dock, making a final, impassioned appeal to the judge.
And to our sense of humour.
Tip: Paul St Paul
Great piece by the brilliant Irish columnist Dermod Moore in Dublin’s Hot Press about the BBC John Barrowman doc about the ’causes’ of his homosexuality called The Making of Me – or rather, The Making of MEEEEE!.
I couldn’t quite bring myself to watch the doc myself which I’ve had on HDD for months because a) I’ve seen enough Barrowman to last me a lifetime, and b) I’ve written plenty on this subject already.
Though maybe I would have watched it if the doc had been about what makes Barrowman such an annoyingly ubiquitous musical theatre queen.
Which reminds me of my favourite Two Ronnies joke:
Big Ron: ‘My mother made me a homosexual.’
Little Ron: ‘Really? If I gave her the pattern would she knit me one too?’