Wednesday, February 22, 2017

You Don't Cate Me

Sometimes the universe drops these little hints that it loves us and wants us to be happy. Two otters holding hands. A baby elephant taking a bath. An epic murmuration over peaceful waters. But all those natural delights, delightful as they are, are subtle gestures when compared to be enormous gift the cosmos handed us this week. Nothing compares to the unbridled joy (and a couple other considerably more salacious emotions) that are evoked by the sight of Cate Blanchett lip synching to Lesley Gore while wearing a glitter tuxedo bustier at a drag benefit for a gun violence prevention at the Stonewall Inn. I know, I KNOW, there’s a lot to unpack there – and all of it is AMAZING. It is stop whatever mundane nothing task you are doing right now, like saving a family from a burning building, and watch immediately amazing.



So let us unpack this wonder of sparkles and sex.

One, we have Cate Blanchett in that glitter tuxedo bustier. Meow.



Two, she is singing Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me.” Iconic.

Three, she is dancing surrounded by drag queens. Squee.



Four, this is all for an incredibly worthy cause. Nice.

Five, the way she picks up those tips. ASDFGHJKL.

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*melts forever and ever I am gone goodbye*

p.s. Did I mention she also sways sensually in the background to Adele’s “Hello” while wearing Pussy Hat?

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

WoW YES! My goodness, I love this woman

Anonymous said...

I can watch this over and over. In my bunk.

Unknown said...

Just when I thought I couldn't possibly get any gayer!

Sally A Johns said...

Hands down THE BEST post you have ever made. It just doesn't get any better than that.
Thank you Universe. Thank you Dorothy. WOW. What a gift!

Pat Cooper said...

I almost swallowed a (large) grape whole. OMG! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that Dusty Springfield's version of the song? Which is probably even more gayer

Anonymous said...

Queen Cate! Extraordinary and fabulous in every way. And I was lucky enough to get to meet her earlier this month! Hands down one of the nicest celebs I have ever encountered. I mean truly nice in a genuine way. Could not be more impressed!

Anonymous said...

dusty springfield

saudade said...

OMG! Is it really her? Like really? Through the whole video I was trying to figure out if this is really her or just some perfect draq. This woman is just incredible, unbelieveble. Can we just clone her like 100 times?

Alex said...

Many thanks for this.