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Sep 16, 2009
Death is just another dance, after all...

Loads of tributes to the late and well-loved Patrick Swaze are swirling around the interwebs, all shiny and pirouhette-y and full of that special energy he seemed to have. And these tributes are so very appropriate -- this is a man who was a spectacular performer, a respectable professional, and an honorable yet down-to-earth guy off-stage and off-screen. How great that we're celebrating him.

Some of these tributes are pretty conventional and expected, and some are slightly elevated. And then there's this one.

THAT'S a celebration. THAT'S the sort of tribute I want when I succomb to Death's enveloping embrace. It made me laugh, cry, dance, and stand still in awe.

If you've never seen To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, I can't recommend it strongly enough. It really is a good movie, and not just because I'm all over anything that's got a clear antidiscrimination message.

Celebrate life. Celebrate diversity. Dance for any damned reason -- every reason, if you're doing it right! And embrace whatever form of beauty that is true to you, without compromise.

Dancing in drag with wild abandon,


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Anonymous Labrys said...

I simply love "To Wong Foo"...and yes, this IS the best tribute. Swayze was one year older than me, married one year longer....and I suddenly feel very, very old.

September 16, 2009 12:29 PM  
Blogger LesleyD said...

You know, I had totally forgotten about Swayze being in this movie. Most of the other main new outlets don't even mention it in their reports. Thank you for reminding me about it! He was incredible in this movie!

September 16, 2009 1:09 PM  
Blogger Diana Troldahl said...

Thank you for this.
I can't believe I haven't seen To Wong Foo yet, I always meant to.
As it happens BET is playing it on Sunday this week.
I'm there, with bells on.
(and the password this time was 'merfins'.. just one letter away!)

September 16, 2009 5:00 PM  

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