Randy Rainbow Skewers ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ Response To Gun Violence

Randy Rainbow parodies an A Chorus Line hit into 'Thoughts and Prayers'
Randy Rainbow parodies an A Chorus Line hit into ‘Thoughts and Prayers’

Political satirist Randy Rainbow hits another one outta the park with his parody of “Dance: Ten, Looks: Three” from the iconic Broadway musical A Chorus Line taking aim at the GOP’s favorite response to gun violence. Continue reading “Randy Rainbow Skewers ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ Response To Gun Violence”

Emmy Nominations: POSE Star Mj Rodriguez Makes History

Mj Rodriguez of POSE
Mj Rodriguez of POSE
Mj Rodriguez of POSE (via Instagram)

Mj Rodriguez made history today as she was honored with an Emmy Award nomination for her role as ‘Blanca’ on the acclaimed FX series POSE.

Receiving a nod for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Rodriguez becomes the first trans actress to be recognized in a lead acting category.

Series co-creator Steven Canals celebrated the news on Twitter:

The third and final season of POSE garnered a total of 9 nominations this morning including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Billy Porter.

This is Porter’s 3rd nomination having previously made history himself when he took home the Emmy For Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role of ‘Pray Tell’ in 2019.

The series has been a trailblazer from the get-go by featuring the largest trans cast in TV history. And yet, until now, none of the trans female cast members had been recognized by the Emmys.

“Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez’s Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is a breakthrough for transgender women in Hollywood, and a long-overdue recognition for her groundbreaking performance over the past three seasons of POSE,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

“Additionally, the show’s nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, as well as Billy Porter’s third nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, mark a historic show that undoubtedly raised the bar for trans representation on television and changed the way viewers around the world understand the trans community.


In additional LGBTQ Emmy news, RuPaul’s Drag Race was honored with 9 nominations including Outstanding Competition Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for Mama Ru. Plus, two nods for RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked including Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.

Netflix’s Queer Eye garnered 6 nominations including Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program as well as Outstanding Structured Reality Program.

And Randy Rainbow received his 3rd nomination for Best Short Form Variety Series. He won in 2019.

GLAAD has assembled a complete list of LGBTQ nominations here.

You can see the full list of 2021 Emmy Award nominations here. The 73rd Annual Emmy Awards will air live on CBS Sunday, September 19.

Randy Rainbow Parody: ‘Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley’

Randy Rainbow offers a parody of the Judy Garland classic song "The Trolley Song"

Randy Rainbow offers a parody of the Judy Garland classic song "The Trolley Song"

Randy Rainbow starts our week out on the right track with his parody of Judy Garland’s iconic “The Trolley Song” from the 1944 classic film Meet Me in St. Louis.

In Rainbow’s version, “Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley,” the artist skewers current GOP members of Congress including Hawley, Lindsey Graham, Matt Gaetz, Ted Cruz and more.

Clang, clang, clang went Josh Hawley
Yap, yap, yap went Ted Cruz
Crap, crap, crap went McCarthy
Cause his party continued to lose…

Randy Rainbow’s Latest Parody Takes Aim At ‘Ted And Lindsey’

Randy Rainbow's latest song parody takes aim at Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham

Randy Rainbow's latest song parody takes aim at Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham

For those who thought Donald Trump’s exit from the White House might leave Randy Rainbow without any further inspiration…

Based on “Kansas City” from the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, OKLAHOMA!, the satirical genius offers his version of the song taking aim at Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

As always, the parody lyrics are totes clever:

Everyone loves to hate on Ted and Lindsey
Their problem isn’t popularity
You’d think they’d be ashamed of the shenanigans they try
But never Cancun Cruz or Lady G

Happy Monday, folks!

Parody: Randy Rainbow ‘Mr. Biden (Bring My Vaccine)’

Randy Rainbow drops his first Biden parody video with his take on the classic “Mr. Sandman.”

But in this iteration, Randy is getting randy to get his vaccination:

Mr. Biden – bring my vaccine
Keep me protected from COVID-19
Tell me the trick to how I might earn a
Fix of that magic Pfizer or Moderna

Our musical hero also has a bit of ‘Trump PTSD’ to cope with along the way, but let’s face it – who doesn’t?

Hit the play button and enjoy. Happy Tuesday!

Randy Rainbow Skewers QAnon Rep Via Streisand’s ‘Evergreen’

Randy Rainbow skewers QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in his latest parody song

Randy Rainbow skewers QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in his latest parody song

Donald Trump may be gone from the White House, but political satirist Randy Rainbow is NOT hanging up his microphone.

With his thumb on the political pulse of Washington, he offers up his timely take on Barbra Streisand’s timeless, “Evergreen,” from her 1976 film A Star Is Born.

Streisand and co-creator Paul Williams took home that year’s Oscar for Best Original Song. Babs also scored the Song Of The Year trophy at the Grammy Awards for the track.

But in this parody, Rainbow skewers QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

You can find my past coverage of Rainbow’s clever musical musings on The Randy Report here.