music: Vicar, Tart… or Both?
Darling, being gay is the best excuse you’ll ever have not to be boring!
—Absolutely Fabulous, “Gay”
A quote from Edina upon finding out that her son Serge is not only gay, but as “dishwater dull” as her daughter Saffron. I can find no more appropriate sentiment after hearing about this story that proves the strangeness and variety of real life will always triumph over fiction.
From The Advocate: Big Mama’s a Closet Priest:
Big Mama Capretta’s hit single is number 25 on the U.S. Billboard Club Play dance chart. But here comes a big surprise–by day, Big Mama is actually a Catholic priest from Columbus, Ohio.
In celebration of Pride Month, Big Mama Capretta has revealed her daytime identity: Vincent Capretta, also known as Father Anthony, a practicing Catholic priest.
Capretta has studied music theory and is a member of the United Reform Catholic Church International. And with the more popular female pop/dance artists just dressing like drag queens, it’s nice to see a proper drag queen* work her way up to a spot on the Billboard charts. Frankly for a while, a lot of diva-led house tracks were mired in singing about “love” but really meaning the love of the Lord, so I don’t see how there’s any conflict between either of his day jobs. 😉
Update: Catholic Online has, for some reason, posted an article to clarify that Vincent Capretta/Father Anthony is not a Roman Catholic priest. Even though neither Capretta nor any posted interviews identify him as such. They are doing so, to set the record straight.**
* That isn’t RuPaul.
** Ha ha! I see what they did there!