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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Today is the day

Hard as it may be to believe, the following is not the finale of a PFLAG-sponsored educational film designed to inspire gay teens to come out of the closet. It's Zac Efron's solo number from High School Musical 2. It's also one of the more magnificently queer things I've ever seen. Zac struggles with his conscience, executes some killer running tuck jumps, stares angstfully into his Narcissus-like reflection in a pool of water and ultimately decides that he "will never try to live a lie again."

Did you ever get on a ride and wanna get off?
Did you ever push away the ones you should've held close?
Did you ever let go? Did you ever not know?
I'm not gonna stop--That's who I am.

Presumably, all of his future rides will allow him to get off.


Anonymous said...


this paints HSM in a whoooole new light. wonder what my sisters would say if I presented them with this perspective ;-)

mitchco said...

LOL! Personally, I think the whole thing screeeeeeams LESBIONIC. What with the haircut, the polo shirt, the terrible dancing, and especially the golf. It could just as easily be a promo for the Dinah Shore weekend.

jennie said...

ridiculous, awesome. ridiculously awesome.

jennie said...

upon a second viewing, i have come to the realization that that is actually the funniest thing i've ever seen.

Elisabeth Vincentelli said...

Oh dear...at times he looks like Max from The L Word, minus the soul patch. Lesbionic, indeed.

Alicia said...

he could be trannie, a gay boy, or an androgynous dyke! if only Disney knew what they were doing!