Turn back taaooomm?
On this Throwback Thursday we invite you to throwback some $5 tequila shots and come watch RuPaul’s Drag Race with us at 5PM.
Tonight, the queens must wow the judges in a live singing, dance number inspired by Cher.
Cher entered the realm of pop culture back in 1965 as one half of the rock duo, Sonny & Cher after their song “I Got You Babe” reached number one on the American and British charts. She became a television personality in the 1970s with her show, Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.
Whether or not you thought her porn-stached husband Sonny Bono was sexy is up to your personal taste.
Above: Sonny Bono with Lee Majors (who played trivial astronaut Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man).
Cher divorced Sonny in 1975 and went on to have a successful disco album “Take Me Home,” then moved on to Broadway and then Hollywood. She earned critical acclaim for her performances in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; Silkwood; Mask; and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
She then revived her musical career and had a few albums before 1998s gay-anthem, auto-tune vocoder (now called the Cher-effect) enhanced “Believe.” As if her career until then wasn’t enough to cement her place in gay superstardom, she went on to co-star in the 2010 musical romp Burlesque. (Enjoy selections from this musical and others at Bacchus Stage & Screen Night, Monday, May 14th from 6PM to midnight.) Click below to play the title track.
At a British awards show she was asked why she thinks gay men love her. She said…
“Gay men especially … either love you or they don’t even notice that you’re on the planet. I think what you guys like, is you like a strong woman that’s having a breakdown constantly, and that certainly is me. Judy Garland’s got nothing on me.”
This year she will return to film for her first on-screen role since 2010 in the musical Mama Mia! Here We Go Again.