Not many people know this, but I am a massive Lesley Gore fan and have been ever since I heard her wail on my mother’s scratchy old 45s. I love her so much that I sat through all of the cheapie 1965 B-movie “The Girls on the Beach” to watch her star as the primmest Alpha Beta sorority sister.* She sang “Leave Me Alone” and she fucking KILLED it.
But who knew that her greatest performance was yet to come? In a You Tube PSA for the 2012 elections, no less?
Says Lesley: “I recorded ‘You Don’t Own Me’ in 1964. It’s hard for me to believe but we’re still fighting for the same things we were then. Yes ladies, we’ve go to come together, get out there and vote, and protect our bodies. They’re ours. Please vote.”
I love it. And it gave me a brilliant idea.
Could 2016 be the year that we have a new and improved Clinton/Gore presidential ticket??
OH MY GAWD, I HOPE SO!
*okay, okay, I also watched it for the Beach Boys. You got me.