But hang on. Zoglin claimed this even as he relayed "the flippant talk by Ugandan villagers about AIDS and baby rape or the fellow who keeps complaining about 'maggots in my scrotum' or the upbeat 'Hakuna Matata'- style ditty that translates as 'F--- You, God.'"
This is not exactly "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning."
Reporting for Reason magazine, old MTV News hound Kurt Loder found what he thought were Broadway firsts in the previews. "A luckless companion-animal called the F--- Frog, for instance -- I'm pretty sure that's a first. And a musical number featuring a sort of singing clitoris -- that's a new one, right? ... In any other musical, the presence of a character called General Butt F---ing Naked would be cause for remark. Here it's just a minor delight in an unending procession of truly scabrous wonderments."
Newsweek claimed, "If you're offended at the thought of a missionary having the Book of Mormon extracted from his rectum, you might want to spend the night with the trannies over at 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,' a toned-down version of the 1994 movie." It's now touted as "the family-friendly gay musical."
Broadway is also seeing a new play starring Chris Rock titled "The Motherf--ker With the Hat." Have no doubt that these productions will be nominated for Tony Awards. Such is the state of today's cesspool of popular culture.
It's amazing that somebody is going to pay $825 per person for the best seats to this show on a Saturday night. It belongs in a latrine. And they think religion's for suckers born every minute.