Is Alan Cumming the guy at the end seen from the back?
When I was growing up, a video like that would have been unimaginable... At least, there was no way I could have ever encountered or seen it as a confused and lonely gay kid.
It would have been helpful, I suppose (role models and all that), but I'm also pretty sure I would have thought it sucked... which might actually have been more confusing.
He really is a talented guy.
I thought he was only an actor. Didn't know he could sing.
Muti-talented and gorgeous gay man. What's not to like?
[quote]I thought he was only an actor. Didn't know he could sing.
He first became famous by singing and dancing on Broadway long before he tried to make the switch into "traditonal" acting.
That video couldn't be gayer if Cheyenne ended up getting gang-fucked in a sling by all the guys he's dancing with.
Matt Cavanaugh had a clause in his contract that this video could not be released until one year after Arthur Laurents' death
The Broadway-style dance numbers were much gayer than the male love interests.
OP / R6, you write that like it's a bad thing.
I love it. Cheyenne's voice is soft, but he looks just tough enough and has sexy moves.
I'm buying the album.
[quote]I thought he was only an actor. Didn't know he could sing.
I didn't know either, until I saw him perform, "Oh, what a beautiful morning" on the Today Show...I was very impressed with his singing voice.
The video just doesn't go with the song. You don't see ass-shaking construction workers with a standard pop song. With disco or techno yeah but this no.
A music video with two good looking guys as love interests would actually have the potential for a lot of crossover appeal - women are obsessed with slash these days - but it can't have this jazz hands/village people aesthetic.
I also would have paired him with a blond instead of another brunette.
Oh, wow! Didn't expect the sad ending.
He is gorgeous! Like the song and vid too.
I like both him and the song A LOT.
But the video itself (with that cheesy choreography! was it by Ann Reinking in full "We Got Annie" mode?) is terrible.
I love the construction twerkers.
And just to be clear: I applaud the explicit homoeroticism of the video; what I object to is the wholesome cheesiness of it, which is such a dick-wilter.
It's like someone composed a very catchy, sexy, growly song for Chyenne Jackson, and then they decided to ruin it by choreographing it as if it were a perky production number for GLEE.
He's gorgeous but the song and video are meh. Where was this filmed?
[quote]was it by Ann Reinking in full "We Got Annie" mode?
I love you.
I like his singing when he's not singing soprano. I was over the Bee-Gees many decades ago.
You mean it's longer than 3 seconds?
Oh, my god, that pit shot made time stand still.
The song is terrible! He can find better songs if he looks for them. And the video wasn't the right production for the song. Pass.
R18 apparently, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Yikes!
He has a nice voice and he looks amazing for a dude who's almost 40, but that song is crap.
This video will be widely mocked in times to come, just like we now mock the first-ever videos from the 80s.
But, BUT! This is the first video I've seen with overt man-on-man love, and do you know how ecstatic that makes me? I like Cheyenne's voice. I don't like the song so much and the video really sucks ass. But the fact that it was made is terrific!!!
Totally agree with r26. COOL that this is about gay romance/love or whatever but the video is bizarrely off kilter with the song. It will be mocked, for sure, but is a grand step in the right direction.
Is that really Matt Cavenaugh as the love interest?
Seems like a weird career move!
More likely a favor for a friend, R28, than a career move.
That's not Alan at the end. It's one of the dancers in the background in the final dance scene.
Well, I love him, but this video should be one of Carly Simon's...it's that cheesey. And the song is meh.
I mean, basically it's a dance version of his daily tricking experiences. We get it, Cheyenne. But it doesn't work with the song at all. He's rejecting the guy through the whole video, 'tricking' with other guys, then is disappointed to see him with someone else at the end. Awful.
Great song, great beat and you can dance to it. And it's wonderful that it's unabashedly gay.
Cheyenne not only stars in the video and sings, he WROTE the song too.
This is a still from an outtake of the video...
It is terrible, I love it.
Seriously, it makes me smile.
Showing sexy face and ass in gay ways that are not porn, what is not to like ?
He got dem nice juicy lips.
Great looks, great voice, great song...but that cliched Broadway show choreography SUCKED...really, really sucked.
Like GLEE-level sucked.
This is one of the most unbelievably terrible things I have ever seen. Just...wow. Every thing about every millisecond of it; no, NANOsecond of it was just horrible. The lyrics, the chord structure of the music, the unbearably cheesy choreography, all of it. Total vomitous dreck. Retch-worthy, really. I'm barely keeping my dinner down.
R32. I don't believe that is Cheyenne.
Robb Sherman is the cute biracial mailman. He was on a New York Times commercial which was on about every five minutes a couple years ago.
He was also Marty Thomas' boyfriend for a hot minute.
Inheritors of entertainment dynasties need to realize the world has changed with the invention of internet. Nepotism doesn't work in inter-connected worldwide culture. A no name has a better chance of success under current conditions.
[quote]The video just doesn't go with the song. You don't see ass-shaking construction workers with a standard pop song. With disco or techno yeah but this no.
Out of curiosity, I synched the video with Britney.
Surprise! It works now!
R37 any person who writes like you has no credibility in judging the artistry of others.
What r45 said.
r45 and r46 = crazy Cheyenne fanbois
I love it. It's sweet and cheesy and kind of adorable.
I could imagine The Archies doing a cover of it.
What is it with Broadway boys and cheesy pop music?
Sorry R42 it does not work in the least.
His bug eyes and caveman brow are captivating.
Broadway boys don't get and can't sing rock well. Just as I can't really sing Broadway shit that well.
Gavin Creel can sing very well in a non-Broadway style. He even released a nice acoustic EP, and then went back to cheesy pop/dance for his second album.
I guess I'm the only one who liked it--the video, the song, the man and the men.
Sorry but Gavin Creel (WHO?) doesn't count. How many hits has he had? NONE.
This song is stuck in my head now. He's very good looking and has a nice voice.
[quote]His bug eyes and caveman brow are captivating.
He's one of those men whose extremely strong features make him look very handsome from a distance but up close on the screen he looks scary. He should stick to the Broadway stage like Raul Esparza (who also has one of those faces) mostly does--Peter Gallagher (ditto) should have done the same thing.
Who's the construction worker?! Between the pits and the amazing ass he leaves poor Cheyenne in the dust.
Incredibly cheesy video.
That would be Josh Buscher, R60
R9= his mother.
Hi Mrs Jackson!
Excuse me but why should I give a flying fuck about the romantic travails of a gorgeous person? Good looking people have it fucking made and hearing them whine about this or that problem is like listening to a rich lady complain about a broken nail.
"What do you think of this music video?
It's by Cheyenne Jackson, and I found there to be something slightly wrong with the audio quality but as I watched it I found myself enjoying it. It has a good sense of humor. And it's nice to see a gay version of this sort of music video.
And it doesn't hurt that there are some hot guys in the video."
My video, entitled "Girl Gone Wild," was much gayer.