All That Jazz in General Discussions Posted November 30, 2021 Earlier tonight I watched the film ALL THAT JAZZ, which I had seen when it debuted back in 1979. I listened to the two gay commentators praising its creator, and talking about how "revolutionary" some of the dance scenes were. Some of the dancing was excellent, by the way. What was showcased in that film in part, was the gay art culture. However I don't see gay art forms as being all that revolutionary. Seeing it portrayed in mainstream film media was something rather new of course. But at the same time, the film manages to celebrate decadence and depravity in other ways. There's just no getting around that. Promiscuity is raised as something to aspire to in this age of AIDS. The only redeeming aspect of this is that its perpetrator destroys himself in the end as he dies. Put it all together, and you have collectively speaking, a rather sad story. It does end up in the end glorifying eroticism for its own sake. All human history has shown in the past that any society that glorifies eroticism for its own sake sooner or later disintegrates into dust. Some may not like hearing that, but it's a fact. And facts are stubborn things. They don't change, depending on whether you like them or not. So why not let history speak for itself?