The "Dancing in the Street" music video
was featured on last night's episode of Family Guy.
Although Peter Griffin set it up as "the gayest music video of all time," as I watched it I couldn't help but admire what a perfect time capsule of the 1980s it is.
But first and foremost, let's tackle the issue of the video's "gayness." The video features David Bowie and Mick Jagger, two men who have long been rumored to have carried on an affair in the 1970s. David Bowie is openly bisexual, and he and Jagger were at the very least very close friends for a very long time.
Their behavior in the video does little to dispel any lingering rumors: at several points they stare deeply into each other's eyes, often from a distance of only an inch or two at most.