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Old 07-22-2004, 09:49 PM
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The homosexual connotations of "Jailhouse Rock".

The relevent lyrics..

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Number forty-seven said to number three:
"you’re the cutest jailbird I ever did see.
I sure would be delighted with your company,
Come on and do the jailhouse rock with me..

Shifty henry said to bugs, "for heaven’s sake,
No one’s lookin’, now’s our chance to make a break."
Bugsy turned to shifty and he said, "nix nix,
I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks."
All the lyrics..

http://lyrics-site.net/Jailhouse_Rock_Lyrics.html

Was Elvis really professing leanings?

I hope so. He would have been a ground breaker.
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:53 PM
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Considering Elvis didn't actually write the song, I don't think he was professing anything there.
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:54 PM
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Elvis may have been many, many things but "gay" or "gay-leaning" was not among them.
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Neurotik
Considering Elvis didn't actually write the song, I don't think he was professing anything there.

I know he didn't write it. But he did record it.
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:06 PM
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Just as he recorded many a Lieber-Stoller composition.

You're reaching here, buddy.
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:09 PM
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Hey Reeder: I was in the service, just like you. Lotsa' times us guys would work out some fast dance steps with each other in the barracks so we could be cool with the girls Saturday night. It didn't mean the guys dancin' were gay.
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:11 PM
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Hey Reeder: I was in the service, just like you. Lotsa' times us guys would work out some fast dance steps with each other in the barracks so we could be cool with the girls Saturday night. It didn't mean the guys dancin' were gay.

Did you call the guy you were dancing with the cutest soldier you had ever seen?
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:18 PM
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Did you call the guy you were dancing with the cutest soldier you had ever seen?

Um, no.

But you're pretty cute, Reeder. At least when you post in Cafe Society. When you get off into The Pit or GD, Man, this Jekyl-Hyde thing happens. You get all outta' sorts over in those places. Maybe you should just stay here...
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:29 PM
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Been done before.

http://boards.academicpursuits.us/sdmb/...d.php?t=130984
http://boards.academicpursuits.us/sdmb/...d.php?t=170987

County jails can have male and female prisoners.
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Telemark
Not in 1957.
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:01 PM
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OK Reeder, you win, Elvis was queer. Now go to bed.
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by astro
OK Reeder, you win, Elvis was queer. Now go to bed.
Why do you hate Elvis?
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Old 07-23-2004, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Reeder
Why do you hate Elvis?
You effectively ask whether Elvis is queer, astro says yes, and he's the one that hates Elvis?
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Old 07-23-2004, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Reeder
Why do you hate Elvis?
Because, in the song lyrics of
Pinkard and Bowden:

Quote:
Elvis was a narc,
In rhinestones after dark
He did his best to kep Memphis drug-free.
He knew every pill he'd eat
Would be one less on the street,
Elvis took 'em all for you and me.
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Old 07-23-2004, 02:48 PM
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You effectively ask whether Elvis is queer, astro says yes, and he's the one that hates Elvis?
I didn't ask if Elvis was gay. I never said Elvis was gay.

I asked if the song had gay connotations about it.
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Old 07-23-2004, 03:03 PM
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Hell, that's nothin'.

Quote:
Spider murphy played the tenor saxophone,
Little joe was blowin’ on the slide trombone.
Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Quote:
The warden said, "hey, buddy, don’t you be no square.
If you can’t find a partner use a wooden chair."
I don't even want to know what that's referring to.
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Old 07-23-2004, 03:31 PM
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Since Elvis is everywhere, I don't see any problem with the notion that he liked guys. What's wrong with a bisexual Elvis?

After all, there's a little bit of Elvis in each and every one of us...
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:20 PM
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I have seen Graceland, I have seen Elvis's furniture, I have seen Elvis's clothes.

He was not Gay.

I have seen Liberace's home, Liberace's furniture, and Liberace's clothes.

He, without a flaming doubt, was Gay.



As to whether Jailhouse rock was hinting about happyhomohijinx in the slammer, I don't doubt there was a wink and a nod towards that - but when the song was written, I don't think it was a subtle call to arms for Gay lib...although, it sure would have been a kick to see the Village People sing it back in their heyday.
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:22 PM
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Elvis in the '68 comeback special was hot as liquid fuck (particularly in the black leather).

Thought I'd just toss that out there.
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Old 07-25-2004, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by John Carter of Mars
Hey Reeder: I was in the service, just like you. Lotsa' times us guys would work out some fast dance steps with each other in the barracks so we could be cool with the girls Saturday night. It didn't mean the guys dancin' were gay.
Yeah.....sure......we believe you........
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Old 07-25-2004, 12:45 PM
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When the song is performed in the movie Jailhouse Rock, all of the jailhouse inmates are male.
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