Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gay Ally Josie Cotton Speaks OUT

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Pop Diva Josie Cotton about her new CD “Pussycat Babylon” which includes a danceable remake of her controversial 1982 hit "Johnny Are You Queer?" "Johnny Are You Queer?" was the first time the word ‘queer’ appeared in a Top 40 song. Cotton was then lambasted by the religious right who raised such a controversy back in the 80’s, that her record company canceled the video shoot the night before it was scheduled. The good news is in celebration of her new album “Pussycat Babylon” she’s running a Youtube contest asking fans to make their own “Johnny Are You Queer?” video. They’re awarding $2k in cash prizes to a handful of winners. “Basically I thought everyone would like cash instead of a stuffed animal or something,” Josie said.

Cotton lives in California. When asked what her reaction is to Prop 8 being overturned and found unconstitutional and yet gay couples are still being denied marriage Josie stated, “You know I just found it outrageous. They continue to overturn a variety of things in California when it’s been passed as law and this I find reprehensible. You know we call this ‘the land of the free’ and I don’t know why it excludes ‘the pursuit of happiness’ by people who are in love. I was very upset by it. I don’t know why it is such a problem for some people. I really don’t get that.”

Josie Cotton spent a year in the studio making “Pussycat Babylon” with the help of legendary keyboardist Paul Roessler, who co-produced the record with Josie. Other notable contributing artists are Princess Frank on drums, Black Flag Kira Roessler on bass and Dead Kennedys producer Geza X on guitar.
For Contest Info & More: JosieCotton.com

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