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In & Out

Friday, May 29, 2020

In & Out danced onto theater screens in 1997. Well liked English teacher in Greenleaf, IN, Howard Bracket (Kevin Kline) is three days away from being married to his long-time girlfriend Emily (Joan Cusack). The whole town is excited about the upcoming wedding, & also the nomination of small town boy makes good, Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon) @ the Academy Awards. Cameron wins the award (for his part as a gay soldier) & in his acceptance speech, he thanks Mr. Bracket for teaching him, ending with “and he’s gay!”. Couple of problems, the whole town heard it, & Howard doesn’t realize he’s gay. First the town folk question his sexuality, then reporters descend onto the town. (One of the reporters is is Peter Malloy (Tom Selleck), an openly gay man.) The boys @ the bar have a stag party for Howard, they have a compilation of Barbara Streisand CDs to watch, arguing over which is the best one. Next day, Howard is cycling (his usual transportation), he’s nearly hit by Peter (in his car). Yada, yada, Peter kisses Howard, Howard is flustered, sees a priest about how to prove he isn’t gay - the priest actually tells him to have sex with his fiancé, but he couldn’t go through with it. Sunday morning, the reverend asks if there is anything they want to say, Howard blurts “I’m gay”. Oh, no, wedding’s off. Emily yells at Howard, “was .. There ... Oh ... ANY other time you might have told me this?” Emily stuffs her meringue bridal dress into the car & peels out to hit a bar. More stuff happens - Cameron drove to Greenleaf (with his skinny as a stick super model girlfriend, leaving her in the motel room, futilely punching at the wired to the wall rotary phone dial. ... Cameron hooks up with Emily ...



Next morning is graduation day. The principal has fired Howard, but Howard sneaks in to see his kids. Another teacher wins “teacher of the year”. Kids protest.Cameron comes in, questions the principal why they fired Howard. Because, he stammers, he’s gay! A few @ a time, then in an avalanche, the students & townsfolk stand up, “I’m gay!” they proclaim. The entire auditorium folks are standing. Next day, Howard’s parents renew their vows (Mom really wanted a wedding, somehow, someone & as the whole thing was already paid for ...) Movie ends with everyone dancing to Macho Man.



Macho Man, Village People, 1978



Macho Man
Macho Man
Body...wanna feel my body?
Body...such a thrill my body
Body...wanna touch my body?
Body...it's too much my body
Check it out my body, body.
Don't you doubt my body, body.
talkin' bout my body, body,
check it out my body




Every man wants to be a macho macho man
to have the kind of body, always in demand
Jogging in the mornings, go man go
works out in the health spa, muscles glow
You can best believe that, he's a macho man
ready to get down with, anyone he can



Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Macho, macho man (macho man)
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! Ow....



Macho, macho man
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man (yeah, yeah)
I've got to be a macho!



Body, its so hot, my body,
Body, love to pop my body,
Body, love to please my body,
Body, don't you tease my body,
Body, you'll adore my body,
Body, come explore my body,
Body, made by God, my body,
Body, it's so good, my body



You can tell a macho, he has a funky walk
his western shirts and leather, always look so boss
Funky with his body, he's a king
call him Mister Eagle, dig his chains
You can best believe that, he's a macho man
likes to be the leader, he never dresses grand



Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Macho, macho man
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! (all right)



Macho, macho man (yeah, yeah)
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! All Right!



Ugh! Macho..baby!
Body, body, body wanna feel my body,
Body, body, body gonna thrill my body,
Body, body, body don'tcha stop my body,
Body, body, body it's so hot my body,



Every man ought to be a macho macho man,
To live a life of freedom, machos make a stand,
Have their own life style and ideals,
Possess the strength and confidence, life's a steal,
You can best believe that he's a macho man
He's a special person in anybody's land.



Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Macho, macho man (macho man)
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! (dig the hair on my chest)



Macho, macho man (see my big thick mustache)
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! (Dig broad shoulders)


(His shoes say “Help me”



Macho, macho man (dig my muscles!)
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho!



Macho, macho man
I've got to be, a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! HEY!



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Peter:What was Barbara Streisand's eighth album?
Howard:Color Me Barbra.
Peter:Stud!
Howard:Everybody knows that!
Peter:Everybody where? The little gay bar on the prairie?

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