The year was 1984, and Babs decided she wanted a piece of that MTV action all the kids were talking about. She and boyfriend Richard Baskin made a video for her single “Emotion” that’s part Cyndi Lauper, part Pat Benatar, and part regurgitated Michael Jackson. There’s KOOKY MAKEUP!, COLORED HAIR!, and SUPERWILD OUTFITS (with massive shoulder pads)! There’s cameos by superstars Roger Daltry, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and (oddly enough) High School Musical director Kenny Ortega. Of special interest is the big nightclub scene at the end which features British club personalities Philip Salon, Scarlett, Tasty Tim, and scads of other SHOCKING GENDER-BENDERS! If you missed the ’80s, this video contains everything you need to know about the decade that fashion forgot. I could watch it all day.
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