Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Wave Wednesday: "Sex Crime", by Eurythmics (music video)

Back in the early 80's Ronald Reagan was rebuilding America's military might, escalating The Cold War, ignoring the AIDS epidemic and encouraging yuppies to embrace the gospel of greed. Jerry Falwell had an all-access backstage pass at the White House and the LGBT community was overcome by a sense of hopelessness. People of conscience became very cynical about the prospects for a better future.

It was against this backdrop that a film version of George Orwell's "1984" was released. The classic novel depicts a world where the government controls every aspect of life and citizens live in constant fear of the Thought Police. Providing the soundtrack for the film was the New Wave/Synth-pop duo, "Eurythmics", featuring the vocal talents of the androgynous Annie Lennox.

All these years later, you can still be booted out of the U.S. military, lose your job, your home and your kids and cannot marry the one you love in a majority of states, if you are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgendered. Role up your sleeves, people. We have a lot of work to do.

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