There was a revival of the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me Kate in 2019. One of the numbers is “Always True to You in My Fashion” about the relationships between a woman and wealthy men. It’s hard to see how the interactions described in the song differ from the complaints leveled about Harvey Weinstein. Surprisingly, the 2019 revival seems to have kept the explicit money-for-sexual-favors-exchange lyrics. How the Wokerati reconcile these lyrics with the #metoo kerfuffle perplexes me.
There’s an oilman known as Tex
Who is keen to give me checks
And his checks, I fear, mean that sex
Is here to stay!
There’s a madman known as Mack
Who is planning to attack
If his mad attack means a Cadillac
And my favorite, for the intentional spoonerism:
Mister Harris, plutocrat
Wants to give my cheek a pat
If the Harris pat
Means a Paris hat
There’s even a Hollywood reference:
Mister Gable, I mean Clark
Wants me on his boat to park
If the Gable boat means a sable coat
Next up, Cole Porter’s “Let’s Do It.” After all, people say in Boston even beans do it.