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.
*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?