I Want it That Gay is a comedic cabaret featuring popular music hits from the 1990’s and 2000’s – with a rainbow twist. The show sheds light, humour and darkness on the challenges of growing up with starkly heteronormative music, popstars and paradigms. I Want it That Gay is the creative inspiration of Sydney artists Cara Whitehouse and Anna Gambrill this show with have you laughing and tapping your feet along to the songs you know, that now have a whole new perspective.
I Want it That Gay received a grant from Lesbian Incorporated in round two of 2023. This work encourages the queer community to dream of an upbringing filled with pop culture that is not limited to heteronormativity or cis-gendered bodies. The 90s are not short of heternormative narratives and pop songs that deny the existence of the LGBTQAI+ community, and you can’t be what you can’t see. The work acknowledges the different childhood experiences of closeted gay kids, desperate to find a song, haircut or role model to which they can relate too. The themes and experiences are universal and connect with audiences from all backgrounds, presented with a quintessential Australian perspective.
After debuting last year, I Want it That Gay is coming back to Sydney as part of Pride Amplified with performances on Sun 26 February & Sun 5 March 2023. Get your tickets now this one is bound to sell out fast!