Adam Lambert Explains Love
I like Adam Lambert a lot. I love the fact he sang Believe in Hollywood. I love the fact I know people who would never watch American Idol but would still be fans of Adam Lambert.
I love the fact he, and Nathaniel Marshall, are flamboyant. Although I’m beginning to worry about the word flamboyant. I think this may be the last time I use it in such a manner. To me, it’s become the gay regal. Erudite white people love calling those “well-spoken & attractive” black people regal. By using regal, these people are able to delude themselves into believing they’re totally down with black people (especially the well-spoken ones) because they grew up watching The Cosby Show, love Denzel Washington movies and voted for Obama.
The same rings true for flamboyant. By referring to a man as flamboyant, you’re basically saying they’re down with his gayness because its just so damn adorable. It’s a way of tastefully saying a man is gay. Because flaming would come off as prejudice. And flamboyant is cute because it brings to mind that time you saw Rent and wished you had your own Stanford Blatch while watching Sex and the City.
I never use regal, mainly because I don’t know where I would use it. I don’t really have an occasion to observe anyone decked out in royal jewels and a crown, sitting atop a throne, so why the hell would I ever describe anyone as regal? If I hear Michelle Obama described as regal one more time, I’ll scream. Why not just call her beautiful and intelligent? Why does she have to be regal? Why don’t you ever use the same word to describe say, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy?
Adam Lambert (and Nathaniel Marshall) has been referred to as flamboyant throughout the competition.
Oh for chrissake, just say it. He’s as gay as a Rosie Cruise.
And who the frak cares. Why does it make a difference? Of course, the “big uncertainty” regarding his sexuality will likely be amusing to watch when he makes it to the Top 12. He’s already got fans floating down the river of denial without a life jacket.
This has been around for about a month and a half, but check it out. Adam Lambert performed at Mark’s Restaurant in Hollywood on New Year’s Even with the Upright Cabaret and sang Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me. If you haven’t seen it, watch. It’s kind of fun. I think his whole “what-is-love” introduction of the song is fun. This isn’t what we usually get on American Idol and with all the Fundamentalist Fun the producers seem to have planned this year, I can’t help but get excited when I see Anoop Desai, Nick Mitchell, Nathaniel Marshall and Adam Lambert.
Definitely check out the artists associated with the Upright Cabaret, too. Very cool. They even have Neil Patrick Harris! (Who was also sitting in the Idol audience last week with Ted Danson. Which might have been the coolest moment in Idol audience history. I hope they come back this week to cheer on Lambert. I also hope they bring Larry David.)
(And if you don’t become misty-eyed a few times while watching All Aboard: Rosie’s Family Cruise, then you suck and have no heart.)