Two of the greatest things to come out of the late 1980’s were the MTV show Just Say Julie and the film Earth Girls Are Easy, both the product of the beautifully insane imaginings of Julie Brown. Julie always brilliantly skewered all of the music folk who took themselves way too seriously and sometimes those that didn’t. But she was never above being self-deprecating, although we all knew she was awesome. Thankfully, Julie is still around and the world is a better place for it. Unfortunately, not everyone still thinks kindly on Julie as evidenced by the press release below. Read it, know it and then act. Help Julie remain the gay icon she fought so hard to be!
“Girl Fight Tonight!,” the classic hit from songstress Julie Brown quickly became an anthem while she was in-studio promoting the release of her new album, Smell the Glamour (Just Say Julie Records) on the popular Sirius/XM satellite radio chatfest, The Frank DeCaro Show. Brown, who is widely recognized as a gay icon with such classics as “The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun,” “Cause I’m a Blonde,” “I Wanna Be Gay,” and “I Like ‘Em Big and Stupid,” reluctantly revealed that Logo, the leading TV network for gays, has rejected her label’s request to add the music video for the dance remix of her current hit single, “Another Drunk Chick” (a parody of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok”) to their programming rotation.
Received late last week, the surprising news makes the release of Smell the Glamour “bittersweet” for Brown and “doesn’t make sense,” she told DeCaro. Over the years, Brown has maintained a long-standing relationship with MTV (which owns Logo) — they gave heavy airplay of the music videos from her previous albums (Goddess in Progress; 1984 and Trapped in the Body of a White Girl; 1987) and in 1989, she starred in Just Say Julie, a comedy and music video show for the cable network. Of late, Logo’s own talent have provided support for Brown’s new album, including Pandora Boxx (RuPaul’s Drag Race – Season 2) who added the second release from Smell the Glamour, “Big Clown Pants” (a parody of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”) to her nightclub act.
Brown’s diverse career as an actress, comedian, singer, songwriter and screenwriter includes countless credits highlighted by Earth Girls Are Easy, Medusa: Dare to be Truthful (Showtime), Clueless, and Strip Mall (a series she created for Comedy Central). Brown also created, co-wrote and appeared in the Disney Channel hit, Camp Rock and also penned the sequel that premiered late last year. Currently, she is a writer for the popular ABC Family series, Melissa and Joey and co-stars as “Paula Norwood” on the critically acclaimed series, The Middle.
Not one to beat around the bush, Brown urged listeners to request that the rejection be over-turned by contacting Logo Programming Manager Arielle Baer (Arielle.Baer@logostaff.com or 212.654.3048).