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!! OMG, The It Gets Better Theme Song: Mama Cass’s It’s Getting Better !!

Question of the day: with It Gets Better mania still going strong, why has Mama Cass’s classic It’s Getting Better not been experiencing a renaissance? Okay, it starts now!




    Love this song!

    The fact that it appeared in the movie Beautiful Thing helps boost its gay cred as well.

    Cass Elliot has to be one of the greatest voices of the 20th century.

    As a gay guy who has way too often thought of suicide throughout my adolescent & adult life, I’ve got to say that this venerable Mama Cass’s song outright sucks. It’s a cheap filler ditty from one of her inferior albums. The thought that a young precious gay guy or girl who has been ridiculed into taking their own life would be offered this crappy palliative to bring them back from the brink, well, it seems unconscionable to me. Most things “retro” seem to have an allure to history-lacking pop divas. To me, however, it seems very similar to the Simpsons episode where Marge is hired at Monty Burns’ nuclear plant & instigates “wacky hat day” to cheer up the disgruntled employees. The aching androids still had their deadly quirks despite the “upbeat spin” outsiders tried to impose upon them. Please, get off of the bandwagon if this is how you think the scourge of gay suicide can be abated!

    Wouldn’t ya know she had two others that are equally as “Anthem-worthy”. “Different” from the PufnStuf movie (hey, it was all the shit back then)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7rAaYFFeZk and “Make Your Own Kind of Music” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEQxEJ5_5zA&feature=fvw.

    I immediately thought about “Beautiful Thing.” Great movie that maybe a younger generation needs to look at where things do get better.

    Like auntie vanya said, this reminds me of the awesome It-Gets-Better film Beautiful Thing from the UK in 1996. If you haven’t seen it, you owe it to yourself.
    Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r3e_vMwH8s

    The best part: this was the main credits song for the film Beautiful Thing…..which is about a gay high schooler (in the UK) who falls in love with his neighbor and has to come to accept himself, sometimes the toughest bully any of us can face.
    Totally fitting!

    She was great.

    The song is about something GOOD that is getting better. So it would be great as an “It Gets Better” theme song, as long as you totally ignore the meaning and pretend it means something else.

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