Making The Yuletide Gay: A Very Special Paul Lynde Christmas – festive fun full of campy, catty, comedy cheer
Making The Yuletide Gay: A Very Special Paul Lynde Christmas, is a fun and hillarious take on the classic TV Christmas specials from the 60s and 70s, complete with commercial breaks from that time period.
Find yourself on the XXXmas “naughty list”? Then rejoice and enjoy this bawdy holiday treat of a film. Filmed in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, Making the Yuletide Gay: A Very Special Paul Lynde Christmas is a raucous retro 3-camera TV special written by Emmy-winning comedian and gay icon Bruce Vilanch.
This outrageously funny and campy variety special takes viewers on a musical romp with hilarious queer legends of the past and present, each delivering a tour-de-force of festive performances. It’s filled with Liberace piano numbers, sexual innuendos, endlessly flowing libations, and enough dirty Christmas song remakes to make your grandmother sweat. This fabulous special is sure to bring a little Christmas Cheer to Queers, and is definitely one to add to your holigay viewing list this year!
The all-star cast features Michael Airington as the smirking, catty Paul Lynde (Bye, Bye Birdie, Bewitched, The Hollywood Squares) – every baby boomer’s favorite barely closeted gay comedian of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Guest stars visiting Paul include Tab Hunter (Spencer Day), Sal Mineo (David Hernandez), Bea Arthur (Jackie Beat), Liberace (David Maiocco), Evie Harris (Jack Plotnick), as well as Seth Rudetsky, Jackie Beat, and Lady Bunny as themselves. Original music and lyrics were provided by 14-time Emmy-winning composer and arranger, Dominic Messinger.
Making the Yuletide Gay: A Very Special Paul Lynde Christmas was executive produced by Scott Rockett, Theo Sloan, Geric Frost and Kevin Frost, produced by Scott Rockett, Theo Sloan and Bruce Vilanch, co-Produced by Colleen Davis and Justin Ross, written by Bruce Vilanch with additional special material written by Michael Airington, Jackie Beat, Lady Bunny, Clark Childers, Dennis Hensley, Jack Plotnick, Scott Rockett and Seth Rudetsky. Original music and lyrics were provided by 14-time Emmy-winning composer and arranger, Dominic Messinger. The special is produced by Skyy Rockett Entertainment.
USA I 2022 I Comedy, LGBTQ, Musical I 55 minutes
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