So, Logo is showing “Cabaret” tonight as part of their new “Cocktails & Classics” series. This series started around the same time I launched this blog, and in that short time I have already gone on and on here and here how much I LO-oo-OOVE “Cabaret”, so I thought well, this might be an opportunity to take another quixotic step towards millenial modernity and do that thing called TV Recapping, or even more drastically and up to the minute, try to do it as Live-Blogging. After all, it’s “Cabaret”, on Logo (a mere channel 179 on my cable dial), the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, a TV event bound to attract massive audiences and a clamoring amongst my massive social media following of, like, dozon(s) to share this cultural touchstone together, right? Right?
(Can one hear crickets over the internet?)
Nonetheless. This looks like it’ll be fun. I don’t relish watching any movie with commercial interruptions, but “Cocktails and Classics” appears to be designed to watch a favorite movie we may already know very well with an extra twist, both in the drink and the company. It’s not just curated, it’s queerated! Here from the Logo website:
“We love us some classic cinema – the campier, the better! Join Logo for a crash course in film history and a closer look at the movies we love to quote over and over again. Each week, get the inside scoop from our host Michael Urie as he shares never-before-shared stories, casting hits and misses, tantalizing trivia and good-old-fashioned dish that make these movies so revered by cinephiles and camp enthusiasts alike.”
Michael Urie, by the way, is the lankily handsome comedic co-star of the hugely successful “Ugly Betty” and the short-lived “Partners” on TV. I was lucky to catch his solo performance in Johnathan Tolins’ big Off-Broadway barbra-liscious hit “Buyer and Cellar”, already the stuff of legend. He also proved he has fine dramatic chops in the very fine “The Temperamentals”, Jon Marans’ play about the Mattachine Society .
Anyway, the show starts 7pm EST. I will be “live-blogging” starting… NOW!