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Posts Tagged ‘Cyndi Lauper’

Cyndi Lauper Sets the ‘She Bop’ Record Straight

Time to update the Wikipedia page! The unusual lineage of the singer’s second most popular single and the now defunct gay men’s magazine Blueboy is currently presented as follows:

Lauper has stated that finding a copy of Blueboy lying around in the recording studio provided the impetus for writing “She Bop.”[citation needed]

In fact, per an interview with Out magazine to mark the 30th anniversary year and special commemorative re-release of She’s So Unusual, Lauper explains that she and her producer Steve Lunt paid a visit to the magazine store downstairs. This after a “tipsy” Lunt summoned her via telephone with, “Cyn! You gotta come here, because I want you to write a song about masturbation. No woman has had this before. You’ll be the first.”

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Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles Joins Dan Savage’s ‘It Gets Better’ Campaign

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has lent their voices to Dan Savage‘s online “It Gets Better” campaign to end bullying against LGBT youth–with a rendition of Cyndi Lauper‘s “True Colors.” The production team for the video packs some serious names, including Brian Graden, former President of Programming at MTV, VH1, CMT and the LGBT channel Logo; Emmy Award-winning producer/director Tim Atzinger; and John Lavin of Bloodrush Films.

Previously on FBLA:

  • Fort Worth City Councilman’s ‘It Gets Better’
  • Obama Makes an ‘It Gets Better’ Message–Dan Savage Tells Him to ‘Make It Better’