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Neil Tennant Quotes & Quotations
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    A lot of what used to be known as gay culture - broadly speaking, homoeroticism and being camp - has been brought into mainstream culture. I think we should be moving to an era where it's just sex. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    He also meets a young drug dealer called Mile End Lee, and finally his girlfriend discovers Dave having sex with Mile End in the club toilet. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    I didn't want to wear a checked shirt and grow a mustache - that's what you had to do, and everyone did. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    I think it proves that being gay isn't a cultural choice, which means you've got to like Barbra Streisand records. You can be what you want to be. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    I think the world should be one community. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    I think we've come a long way since then. The big thing that changed was when ecstasy came along in Britain. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    I'm always uneasy with messages. I think if there is a message, it's about taking control of your life. Not becoming a victim. Be true to yourself. In essence it's about love in the drug culture. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    It was most exciting when people first came up on the stage and then when they came back for the encore. We wanted to make a show that kept on developing, that was interesting, so we tried to do that with our live shows. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    She's a very charismatic character, and she holds the whole play together. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    She's been a smack addict, she's had big success in Europe in the '70s, and she's lost everything. She's been rediscovered in the '80s, and as we meet her she's just about to sign a new recording contract. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    Since we started, Chris and I had theatrical ambitions. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    The big gay clubs like Heaven started having mixed nights in the late '80s. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London, where they indulge in a life of crime. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    There's also a subplot about a guy who manages pop groups. Dave is a very ambitious boy, and he gets offered an audition but only wants to do it on his terms and conditions. He wants to maintain his integrity. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    They've pursued their own agendas, and they've done what they've wanted to do and not pursued traditional careers in the music industry. They've followed their own instincts, and they are in many ways maverick performers. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    To a certain extent, this tour is a celebration of individuality and that you can invent and reinvent yourself. You should have the power to be able to do that. Sexuality is a part of that. It should release you. It doesn't have to be an issue. It shouldn't box you in. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    We decided we didn't want to do a musical for TV because the idea of writing a musical that would be seen on television once seems insane. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    We thought it would be great to see if you could put pop music back into musical theater. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    When I was I younger I didn't want to be gay. Not because I was scared of the sexual thing; I didn't want to be a clone. Now this was in the late '70s. Neil-TennantNeil Tennant
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    When we did concerts, we wanted them to be theatrical events - collaborations with designers, choreographers, and directors - because we thought traditional rock concerts were boring. Neil-Tennant/">Neil Tennant