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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Boot Camp, or Leather Bar: The Musical

While surfing Youtube I ran across an old favorite video and wanted to share it, as I think no one should have missed this one. The caption calls it “Leather Bar: The Musical,” which I like better than its real name, “Boot Camp.” It’s a delightful juxtaposition of ballroom style dancing in a leather bar, and is from 1996. Its stars,  Matthew Solari and John Cantwell dance and sing to “Not While We’re Dancing, Dear.” That starts around the two-minute mark.

Some googling found that Matthew Solari more recently was Executive Producer of the gay romantic comedy “eCupid,” from 2011, and sang one of the songs in it. John Cantwell has been more visible, appearing in “Legally Blonde” and a number of other films and TV shows.


  1. Nice - I haven't seen that for a long time!

  2. I sent FB messages to both Matthew Solari and John Cantwell, and got nice notes back from each of them. They are glad folks are still enjoying this short film after all these years.