Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Greatest Of Them All
It's the eternal question - Are we gay because we love Judy Garland, or do we love Judy Garland because we're gay? When all is said and done, though, beyond the folklore and mythology which has surrounded "Joots" since she was barely a teen; beyond the fact that she remains The Gayest Gay Icon Ever; Judy's talent is what has made and sustained her legend.
As far as we're concerned, no accolade or hosanna could be considered hyperbolic when it comes to Miss Judy, as stereotypical as that may sound, and for that we make no apologies. Very few performers touch us so deeply that their best work can move us to tears of joy, sadness, and sheer wonderment that so much talent could exist in one human being. Happy Birthday, Judy Garland! We're sure you're having a ball.