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Streisand to Trump: Enough Is Enough

Streisand to Trump: Enough Is Enough

Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer’s song “Enough Is Enough” has been used in a super PAC-sponsored music video that blasts Donald Trump for the president’s record on failing the LGBTQ+ community.

The video is a collaboration between the progressive PAC MeidasTouch and voting awareness group Vote Proud, which was co-founded by Bruce Roberts, the original lyricist and composer of “Enough Is Enough.” The video was released on Tuesday and highlights a variety of clips from the last four years, including Trump denying visas for the same-sex partners of diplomats in 2018, Trump proposing a rule allowing faith-based groups to exclude LGBTQ+ people as foster or adoptive parents in 2019 and Andy Cohen exposing restrictions on gay men donating blood for COVID-19 patients in April. 

“Enough Is Enough” plays repeatedly as the video arcs to its conclusion, ending with a message from Streisand herself.

“Vote proud,” said the 78-year-old hitmaker, long an ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

via HuffPost

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Funny Girl

Welcome to Queerty’s latest entry in our series, Queerantined: Daily Dose. Every weekday as long as the COVID-19 pandemic has us under quarantine, we’ll release a suggested bit of gloriously queer entertainment designed to keep you from getting stir crazy in the house. Each weekend, we will also suggest a binge-able title to keep you extra engaged.

The Revelation: Funny Girl

These days Barbra Streisand probably has more popularity as a punchline than as an actress. The star, known for her perfectionism, political outspokenness, and diva demeanor doesn’t get enough credit: love her or hate her attitude, she’s a megawatt talent.

For proof, look no further than her debut film Funny Girl. Streisand scored a Best Actress Oscar for recreating her Broadway performance as comedienne Fanny Brice, the trailblazing sensation that helped pave a way for latter-day female comics from Bette Midler to Amy Schumer to Lisa Lampanelli. Besides showing off Streisand’s range as a comic and dramatic actress, the iconic score by Jule Styne also affords her iconic standards, including “People,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” and “The Greatest Star.” The film also gets a boost from the handsome presence of Omar Sharif in one of his best performances as Brice’s beau Nicky Arnstein, and from Kay Medford as Brice’s fussy mother. Funny, moving, and with Streisand giving a performance for the ages, Funny Girl is, quite simply, fantastic entertainment.

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