Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dory Previn, another closet lesbian, dies.

For a 25 year old lesbian doin’ and sufferin’ through non-monogamous (polyamorous) relationships in 1974, Dory Previn’s hit album, “Dory Previn Live at Carnegie Hall” was a comfort and a relief to me.
Here was another woman writing startling genius lyrics about some of my own traumas—my first Holy Communion, child sexual abuse, the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, a lover who don’t love you back, and my favorite—a song about my new home’s signature-- the Hollywood Sign.
Listening to how “Hedy Lamar jumped off the third letter O”—not the first letter O, or the second, or just jumped off the damn sign, which hung over my house, but the 3rd letter 0 told me that Previn was a gifted lyricist who saw life’s minutely sad underbelly. I bought the album in 1974 and learned every track, every line, by memory.
Decades later I introduced my spouse to Dory. She too was amazed by the lyrics of a songwriter who captured the debris of catholic girlhood and the lost of a mate (to budding bubblehead actress Mia Farrow) in such agonizing detail. Listening to the album for decades I’d always been convinced that coming out as a lesbian would have solved most of Dory’s problems.

Coming days after losing another closet-case singer, Whitney Houston, makes me all the more sad that talented young women still have to weigh losing fame and talent against living their authentic selves.

We dykes celebrate their lives with the prayer that living openly as a lesbian can one day be embraced as a better alternative than alcohol, drugs, & mental hospitals to women in the music industry.

2 comments:

jim.fouratt said...

re whitney's sexual orientation ..I ave been getting a lot of questions asked of me about Whitney's sexual orientation, ..here is what I say : Many of us knew when she was signed by Clive that she had had shappic relationships and that Robyn was her main squeeze. Clive had signed other closeted female singers and he expected them like himself to stay very much in the closet. The story made the rounds in the early 80's that Whitney had worn a very tiny labrys pin (a woman's movement symbol a double sword ) in one section of a music video that was shot .. when Clive saw it he ordered it reshot with no pin ... i wasn't there so I don't if it was true ... but I heard it over and over again. When you are a major black female star and from a very religious family coming out is a very difficult thing .. it could mean the end of your career. .. Some do and live through the consequences ...tbc. and yes we have eard over and over again from musicians who were in the closet that they turned to booze and drugs. Sad that if it was true about Whitney, that she did not get to enjoy the life part of sobriety
jim.fouratt@gmail.com

adiba akter said...

..
..
.>>....24pornvideo - Free Adult Dating service sites


.>>....Porn sex video - Porn stars


.>>....Dating video - Live Porn Dating


.>>....Gay free sex vodeo - gay porno


.>>....Russian dating - Polish dating


.>>....European sex


.>>....Teen sex


.>>....Lesbian sex


.>>....Hardcore sex - xmxx


.>>....Big dicks sex - Asian sex
..
..
.>>....24pornvideo - Free Adult Dating service sites


.>>....Porn sex video - Porn stars


.>>....Dating video - Live Porn Dating


.>>....Gay free sex vodeo - gay porno


.>>....Russian dating - Polish dating


.>>....European sex


.>>....Teen sex


.>>....Lesbian sex


.>>....Hardcore sex - xmxx


.>>....Big dicks sex - Asian sex









































































..
..
.>>....24pornvideo - Free Adult Dating service sites


.>>....Porn sex video - Porn stars


.>>....Dating video - Live Porn Dating


.>>....Gay free sex vodeo - gay porno


.>>....Russian dating - Polish dating


.>>....European sex


.>>....Teen sex


.>>....Lesbian sex


.>>....Hardcore sex - xmxx


.>>....Big dicks sex - Asian sex
..
..