Village People

Village People

Under the direction of disco producer Jacques Morali, this campy vocal group had massive late-1970s pop hits with double-entendre-filled songs like “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.” The group was comprised of singer/actors dressed as a cross section of gay stereotypes: a beefy biker, a construction worker, a policeman, an Indian chief, and a cowboy. As Tom Smucker wrote, they “were gay goofs to those who got the joke, and disco novelties to those who didn’t.”

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