Few people know what you mean OP and why should they? Even at 40, I find queeny, 'campy' queens tiresome and a relic of another time when gay minstrels were okay.
Now, it isn't, and I would hate for younger gays to mimic this sort of thing.
Yea, but sorry OP. Camp really doesn't appeal to those of us born after 1980. In fact, we find it kind of embarrassing.
R2, camp doesn't appeal to many of us born before -- in my case, well before -- 1980. But I hate Halloween, too.
Cam doesn't appeal to me and I was born in 1969.
I'm cool with people who love it, but I also, personally find it demeaning to gay men in the year 2013. It's' like drag queens. Something about it is painfully sad and self-deprecating to those who practice it. Then again, for many gay men, especially a lot of older ones, it's the only thing they know how to do. They have no other skills or education and I suppose it's a way they've created to make themselves feel locally important and 'famous'.
The ones who seem to get lost in it, who really find themselves to be celebrities are the ones I find most heartbreaking. Like all the drag queens in and around in New York or those who do their shows in PTown. I suppose they make a living of it, but it's just really sad they've lost all touch with how strange and disrespectful to themselves as men it all is.
I had no idea that camp was so hated in America. It's less of an issue in England.
Graham Norton carries the camp torch and does it well.
For the life of me, I just don't get drag. What is so special about moving your mouth along to a recording of someone else's music? There's no talent in that. Anyone could do it.
Camp and drag are not mutually exclusive (obviously) but they aren't always the same thing.
Considering how much of camp has become mainstream in modern society, I have to roll my eyes at the bitches who say camp is unappealing because they were born after year xxxx.
R8 Can you give us some examples of camp being mainstream?
Every time Ryan Reynolds opens his mouth camp is reborn. Ross the Intern may be another example but at least he admits it!
There's a show on Blip and I'm convinced these kids are bringing camp back. They play a variety of different crazy characters - there's a Michele Bachmann type, a gender reversed Mama Rose type, a country western duo, a scary pray the gay away preacher and his wife, etc. It's really pretty funny and the production values are quite good.
Check it out and see for yourselves.