Wasn't the point to impersonate La Judy. I think he's tremendous.
What's the point? Was he bringing Judy to the hipsters? They read NME, Rufus. They won't 'get it'.
He did it to both show his love for the Carnegie Hall and to send it up. Plus to show off his technical prowess at being able to do it. He said he wouldn't do it again because "it's fucking hard."
Jesus, he's a mess. When is the overdose scheduled?
I can't stand him. He doesn't have a good voice and he's not talented. He's simply riding the coattails of his parents' fame.
My only complaint is he should have done it in FULL drag.
I think it's kinda cute. He clearly adores Garland and doesn't want her legend to be lost on the younger folks. I can appreciate that. I'm not a great lover of his sound, but I do like his songwriter. Talented fellow.
He's more famous and successful commercially than his parents.
r7, he's doing Garland more harm than good by trying to make the homage to her artistry all self-aware and ironic just to be hip to his very tedious audience.
Judy was about passion, not intellect.
He has a small group of fans. A very limited audience.
He is perpetuating the "gays love poor Judy" idea and it is doing the legacy of Judy Garland no service.
Yes, he is a mess.
I actually disagree. I'm not a big fan of his, but I don't think he is hurting the Garland legend. Seeing him do these things might spur someone younger on to check out the real thing, and Garland is obviously going to blow them away in comparison to the pale imitation that Wainwright gives. Yes, Judy is about passion and giving it your all. And that's exactly why she'll always be the best that ever was.
I think it's an interesting performance art movie.
Oh, and R11, your link is hysterical. How much do you bet that Tammy taught her the entire choreography and lent her the wardrobe from his own personal collection? Bad move on the part of someone who's trying to deflect gay rumors away from her husband when she's performing one of the most obvious drag performances in recent years.
I hate his laconic vocal style and his pouty smug looking face. Not aging well, and I don't feel sorry that he fell into drugs. Such a cliche.
I saw him sitting by himself at 'Barrage' one night about 6 years ago, he couldn't have been more aloof and douchier, crossed leg and all.
Wow, a gay man performing a tribute to Garland. How fresh! How original! No one has thought of that before!