History Music / VillagePeople

1st Jun '18 9:23:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CampStraight: Victor Willis and Glenn Hughes.



* {{Leatherman}}: Glenn Hughes. {{Subverted|Trope}} in that he ''[[FauxYay acted]]'' the Leatherman part, but was himself not actually gay in RealLife.

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* {{Leatherman}}: {{Leatherman}}:
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Glenn Hughes. {{Subverted|Trope}} in that he ''[[FauxYay acted]]'' the Leatherman part, but was himself not actually gay in RealLife.



** CampStraight: Victor Willis and Glenn Hughes.



* NobodyOver50IsGay: Back in the 1970s, it was still fairly common for folks to assume that everyone was straight, and the Village People's [[TransparentCloset blatant]] ManlyGay[=/=]FauxYay theatrics were not yet universally [[{{Gaydar}} recognized]] by the audience. Possibly the most extreme example of this was the '''Department of the Navy''' backing "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw In the Navy]]" as part of a television ad campaign for Navy recruitment. May also qualify as HilariousInHindsight[=/=][[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]].

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* NobodyOver50IsGay: NobodyOver50IsGay:
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Back in the 1970s, it was still fairly common for folks to assume that everyone was straight, and the Village People's [[TransparentCloset blatant]] ManlyGay[=/=]FauxYay theatrics were not yet universally [[{{Gaydar}} recognized]] by the audience. Possibly the most extreme example of this was the '''Department of the Navy''' backing "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw In the Navy]]" as part of a television ad campaign for Navy recruitment. May also qualify as HilariousInHindsight[=/=][[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]].
29th Jan '18 8:39:52 PM HighCrate
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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Film/CantStopTheMusic'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to create the UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.

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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Film/CantStopTheMusic'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to create the UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) [[PopularityPolynomial functionally dead for about twenty years.
years]].
23rd Sep '17 8:04:27 PM Sammettik
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* FauxYay[=/=]MistakenForGay: Only the cowboy and the Indian were actually gay. The rest were straight men acting ManlyGay.

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* FauxYay[=/=]MistakenForGay: FauxYay: Only the cowboy and the Indian were actually gay. The rest were straight men acting ManlyGay.



* HotMenAtWork

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* %%* HotMenAtWork



** The Navy rank and file apparently found it absolutely hilarious; if you look at local charts for Navy towns, it stuck around for quite a while on those charts.

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** The Navy rank and file apparently found it absolutely hilarious; if you look at local charts for Navy towns, it stuck around for quite a while on those charts.55



* PornStache: Construction Worker, Leatherman, and Cowboy

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* PornStache: Construction Worker, Leatherman, and CowboyCowboy.
5th Jul '17 1:09:04 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[SesameStreetCred The Muppet Show Cred]]: Used "In The Navy" for a sketch with pigs as [[HornyVikings vikings]].

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* [[SesameStreetCred The Muppet Show Cred]]: Used "In The Navy" for a sketch with pigs as [[HornyVikings vikings]]. Gonzo also did an outrageous performance of "Macho Man" together with his chickens and a bunch of leatherman pigs.
5th Jun '17 4:19:56 PM jormis29
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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Can't Stop the Music'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to create the UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.

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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Can't Stop the Music'', ''Film/CantStopTheMusic'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to create the UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.
19th Mar '17 4:14:21 PM Ezclee4050
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* FunWithHomophones: "They're signing up new seamen fast," from "In the Navy".
29th Mar '16 7:18:32 AM s1gozar
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It was a success, so Morali and his business partner, Henri Belolo, (under the collaboration Can't Stop Productions), decided to build a real group around Willis for a stage act to showcase and perform their disco music creations. They took out an ad in a trade magazine band which read: "Macho Types Wanted: Must Have Moustache." The first recruit, Indian Rose, Morali literally bumped into on the streets of Greenwich Village. Rose was a bartender who wore jingle bells on his boots. He was invited along to take part in the sessions for the first album. Alex Briley (who eventually took on the soldierman persona) was a friend of Willis'. The other three, Mark Mussler (construction worker), Dave Forrest (cowboy) and Lee Mouton (leatherman), were quickly replaced, respectively, by Dave Hodo, Randy Jones and Glenn Hughes, who all had more experience as actors/singers/dancers. {{Leatherman}} Hughes had first been spotted as a toll collector at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Early on, one of the group's songwriters, Peter Whitehead, even performed with the group for a brief time.

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It was a success, so Morali and his business partner, Henri Belolo, (under the collaboration Can't Stop Productions), decided to build a real group around Willis for a stage act to showcase and perform their disco music creations. They took out an ad in a trade magazine band which read: "Macho Types Wanted: Must Have Moustache." The first recruit, Indian Felipe Rose, Morali literally bumped into on the streets of Greenwich Village. Rose was a bartender who wore jingle bells on his boots. He was invited along to take part in the sessions for the first album. Alex Briley (who eventually took on the soldierman persona) was a friend of Willis'. The other three, Mark Mussler (construction worker), Dave Forrest (cowboy) and Lee Mouton (leatherman), were quickly replaced, respectively, by Dave Hodo, Randy Jones and Glenn Hughes, who all had more experience as actors/singers/dancers. {{Leatherman}} Hughes had first been spotted as a toll collector at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Early on, one of the group's songwriters, Peter Whitehead, even performed with the group for a brief time.
14th Mar '16 7:44:15 AM igordebraga
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* HelloSailor Alex Briley.

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* HelloSailor HelloSailor: Alex Briley.Briley. Well, a soldier (imitators even go with sailor costumes). Also, "In the Navy".
* HomoeroticSubtext: Often the songs wound up with these. The YMCA was used by gay men to pick up dates, the allusion to "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_West,_young_man Go West, young man]]" also serves to San Francisco's state as a gay capital, the Navy [[HelloSailor has a bad "Don't ask don't tell" reputation]]...
17th Dec '15 2:26:02 AM Mad_Spy
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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Can't Stop the Music'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to created the UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.

to:

Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Can't Stop the Music'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to created create the UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.
13th May '15 6:50:57 PM ANTMuddle
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* GayCowboy

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* GayCowboyGayCowboy: Randy Jones.



* HelloSailor

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* HelloSailorHelloSailor Alex Briley.
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