"Fight the power of the old, tired repressive queens!"
I do not think anything Adam is doing is new or inventive.
To gay folk over the age of 25 we have seen attention whores do this "glam" stuff for decades .... and it is more tired than inventive.
YAWN .... this type tends to have serious ego needs and you can tell that with Mr. Lambert.
Feel free to have all the Glam Fun you want --- and enjoy --- but everyone does not need to be impressed .... it is our reality not to be impressed by his tired antics played out by greater talents in the past ...
but nobody should try to stop other people's fun.
Posted by: Walter | Jun 18, 2010 10:17:54 AM
His new look is a vast improvement from the Lizard King goes to Burning Man look he was working earlier. He looks very Color By Numbers in this new pic, which is something I love him for.
Lambert's a top man who loves makeup, which is one of the hottest things in the world. Google 'Josh Hartnett in lipstick' to see how hot it can be.
Posted by: yonkersconquers | Jun 18, 2010 10:26:51 AM
@walter Feel free to have all the Glam Fun you want --- and enjoy --- but everyone does not need to be impressed .... it is our reality not to be impressed by his tired antics played out by greater talents in the past ...
but nobody should try to stop other people's fun.
It's not uncommon for the young'ns coming up through the ranks to display those that came before them with honor and reverence; the people that they idolized when growing up.
As for the tired and been there done that remark, how many times can something be done? How original is anything these days? In fact, did not music from the 90s take from the two decades prior? Did not the music of the 80s take from the from two decades prior?
Much of the the electro-pop we hear today is directly lifted from the 80s, albeit more polished in it's presentation. Whether it be fashion, music, movies or image, everything is cyclical and everybody borrows from something they appreciated from the past. I think the idea goes something like "polish off the old and make it new and fresh again." Nothing wrong with that.
At the speed Adam is going, I almost expect his version of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust by his next album; maybe with a little Lou Reed and Queen thrown in for good measure. Has it been done before? Sure, but that doesn't discount his talent and ability to make something his own for a new generation.
It's hot! He's got the features (good facial bones) to pull it off. Like everybody else in what's left of the music business, he's got to keep changing things up to keep it fresh. Love those top hats he wears, sort of a Marlene Dietrich thing he's got goin' on.
Maybe Susan Boyle should try this look, too, to get back on track.
Posted by: romeo | Jun 18, 2010 11:18:35 AM
So he's going to make 90s Boy George retro?
Posted by: Pierce_mn | Jun 18, 2010 11:24:32 AM
Wow, I've never seen anything like that before!
Ugh. This guy has no identity of his own.
Posted by: LOL | Jun 18, 2010 12:50:46 PM
To me it looks more like Boy Goerge meets Liza Minnelli in the jewelry section of the surf shop.
Posted by: Paul R | Jun 18, 2010 1:57:30 PM
Why people like you get angry when some men dares to wear makeup and look feminine? I think it's internalized homophobia that makes some of gays feel this way. That and sexism. Adam has always said that he loves 70/80s's glam look, loves to dress-up and wear make-up. I applaud him for being brave because although lots of people may not like it, he's being himself and not hiding his flamboyance or homosexuality like so many celebrities do. i'm glad that he is showing you can be an openly gay young male pop star in homophobic America, while he's giving the finger to all those who wish he would conform.
Posted by: Red | Jun 18, 2010 2:03:06 PM
Fuck, what is with all the haters. I'm almost 50 and lived through all those decades too but Adams doing something new for HIS generation and looks hot while doing it.
If you've seen it all and done it all then just leave the planet already or move along, you're contributing nothing to the conversation.
Bitching is easy, taking risks is hard.
Posted by: RONTEX | Jun 18, 2010 2:14:46 PM
If that tranny mess gaga woman does it, it's great, fantastic, creative, she's not copying just paying tribute to her heroes but if the first OPENLY GAY male backed up by a mayor record label does it, it's tired, unoriginal, no identity, horrible. I will always say this: gays are programmed to hate each other. That's why, as a community, we will never go anywhere. I'm proud of Adam, he's incredibly talented and he's doing his thing. He's banking while you bitches are hating. Have a great weekend!!!!!
Posted by: Joe.Moon | Jun 18, 2010 2:29:45 PM
Cute kid, seems to be having fun with it all. Good!
Posted by: SammySeattle | Jun 18, 2010 2:55:13 PM
Oh yeah, that's def the way 2 go. His hairdodo was a major minus to his looks. I don't listen to him, but hey generally: Butch up!
Posted by: lewlew | Jun 18, 2010 3:38:50 PM
Why is he even interesting? He can't act. He looks like a freak. What's the big deal?
Posted by: Joseph SingerJ | Jun 18, 2010 3:51:48 PM
I don't care what he looks like, either way, he's young, let him have his fun. But why doesn't he write some songs like a real musician?
As to "internalized homophobia", give that idiotic phrase a rest, people. Since when did being fem or wearing makeup become a mandatory part of gay culture for men? I missed that memo... and those supplies didn't come with my "You Too Can Be A Homosexual" kit.
Posted by: johnny | Jun 18, 2010 4:04:34 PM
Cracking a joke doesn't make one self-loathing. I used to wear makeup all the time and know plenty of fem boys and drag queens. I just think he has the looks to look better.
Posted by: Paul R | Jun 18, 2010 5:31:50 PM
Holy crap am I on a website for gays? I wouldn't know it judging by these comments. No, I'm not saying you have to like Adam or his music, but you'd think there would be less negativity directed at an openly gay pop star. How many of those have we had? Elton, George and Ricky all came out AFTER the height of their successes. Adam's out at the start of his career so he's traveling down a road that few have ventured before him in the US.
Posted by: Jack | Jun 18, 2010 5:32:33 PM
Adam loves to play the pop star role and he is doing a great job.
Posted by: jaragon | Jun 18, 2010 5:36:57 PM
Better than the Liza Minelli wig he usually has on.