Classic Cher | Photo: Facebook/GLAAD
In a recent interview with GLAAD, Cher spoke about the first gay men she ever met in her life.
The story came up when the interviewer brought up the LGBTQ attachment to ABBA and Mamma Mia! as a production.
‘Alright you might not like this,’ she begins with a laugh. ‘The first gay man I met I was 12 years old.’
Here’s how the story goes:
‘I came home from school and there were these two guys in our living room. They were talking to my Mom and her best friend and they were so happy and excited about everything they were talking about. So animated. I thought these guys are much more fun than the regular men that come over to visit. I didn’t know they were gay but I just thought these guys are great. It just started from them.’
The exchange starts around the 1:55 mark.
Our own Anthony Ramos sat down with Cher and Andy Garcia in London to talk about their film “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.” When asked why she thinks the LGBTQ community identifies with her and the film, Cher tells a story about the first gay men she ever met when she was a little girl. “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” is in theaters July 20.
Posted by GLAAD on Thursday, July 19, 2018
As Cher finishes her story, the interviewer calls the men her ‘dancing queens’, to which she laughs and agrees.
‘Swept away in the excitement’
Next, the interviewer asks Cher about her new film, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. It’s the sequel movie, currently out in theaters, to the 2008 adaptation of the Broadway musical.
‘I was nervous to be here because everyone had been together before, had been such friends,’ she said, referring to the first film.
‘But then, the movie is just so much fun and it sweeps up the audience. I don’t know, I do this, when watching a movie. I want a movie to be great. But if it’s not, I start picking it apart. I can’t help myself and then, of course, it gets ruined. With this, I think you’re swept away in the excitement. It’s pure joy and just fabulous.’
So fabulous that she announced she’s doing an album of ABBA covers.
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