Time for some comedy.
Josie Cotton is a USA based singer, songwriter and actress. She started singing in her native Texas but started her recording career in 1981 after moving to Los Angeles, California. She had a hit with her first single Johnny Are You Queer? but problems with Recording Companies prevented her from building on that success though she has continued her career to present days and now runs her own recording studio where she records other artists as well as her own material.
Johnny Are You Queer? was originally performed, with different words, by the punk band Fear and then, with the final words by The GoGos who lost the song when they split with their management who owned the rights to the song. It tells the story of a girl who is dating Johnny but he isn’t interested in a sexual relationship and she has seen him with some boys who the singer thinks are gay, so she asks Johnny Are You Queer? The song pokes fun at 1980s attitudes on homosexuality and was highly controversial at the time with criticism from both religious and homosexual groups – the most outrageous being the theory that Josie Cotton didn’t really exist but that she was actually a gay man trying to convert straight men to her homosexual lifestyle (how this song would do that, I have no idea). It is a good fun song that pokes fun at the small minded and also parodies the attitude of those that think that if someone of the opposite sex isn’t interested in them then they must be gay.
You can buy Johnny Are You Queer? on iTunes.
You can follow Josie on her Official Website, on Facebook, on Instagram, and on her YouTube channel. You can buy her music on iTunes, on Google Play, on Amazon, and on Bandcamp.