• MichaelDale posted a new activity comment 6 years, 1 month ago

    And yet when the song was introduced in Neptune’s Daughter, Red Skelton sang the same lyric that Esther Williams sang. Loesser could have easily designated the vocal roles as male and female but he made the effort not to. I believe there are different types of men and different types of women, so we should not pigeon-hole people into gender…[Read more]

    • The song was actually performed twice in Neptune’s Daughter, correct, and part of the ‘charm’ of the second performance is supposed to be the gender inversion.

      I strongly disagree that Loesser made any effort at all to make the lyrics of the song gender neutral, a concept that would have been foreign when the song was written. The lyrics, within…[Read more]