Redundant Video of the Week: Heather Parisi



WHY?

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  1. I could forgive this if it were a "We don't speaking English" mistake that was blown up to ridiculous proportions, but Ms. Parisi is an American who ended up in Italy at some point in the 1970s. She knew better. (And message versus presentation aside, that's a particularly horrible presentation, even by Redundant Variety Hour standards.)

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    1. It's sheer and utter madness!

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    2. And what are you implying about our standards here? HA!!

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  2. It's like being bludgeoned with something shiny.

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  3. I genuinely thought I was unshockable. Now I know better! That was gob-smackingly dreadful... Jx

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    1. Funny thing, Jon---I, too, thought you were unshockable!

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    2. Even by Italian TV standards, it's bad. To treat a song that has had such a resonance in the history of gay rights, and in my own life too, thus is in such poor taste that it transcends my usual ability to appreciate any ironic entertainment value... Jx

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    3. I know what you mean. It's really kind of mind-blowing.

      It got me thinking, though...Gay people have always heard songs written by and/or for straight people and have often applied them to their own lives. Here's a song written by and for gay people which a straight person has applied to her own values, for better or worse. My guess is that this was someone else's vision, not necessarily Miss Parisi's, though obviously she embraced it. It's also more than likely that a number of the dancers were gay (though they may not have understood English). So what we have here is a cultural clusterfuck, fraught with issues and questionable production values.

      At any rate, after I first watched it I knew it had to be shared. It really must be seen to be believed!

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    4. Oh, I have no doubt at all it wouldn't have been Miss Parisi's idea. One does get the distinct impression that nary a cogent thought passes through her blonde head... Jx

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  4. WHY is the question, that's for sure!

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  5. it was homo-neurotic. first it repulsed me, then it repulsed me again. they should paint jimmy sommerville's house.

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  6. Ok this is sure not so good!
    But I'm so happy to see Heather here! She's the best tv dancer we ever had! She's a genious, and I can forgive her :)

    Gays in Italy during the 80s weren't considered at all! That's why it's not so strange to me :P

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    1. Miss Parisi is amazingly energetic, that's for sure!

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