I thought I’d seen Hair, but I realize now that I actually only saw Jesus Christ Superstar. Hair is different. See, because here’s why: the song “Black Boys / White Boys,” which shoves the awkwardness in your face right off the bat with the opening lyrics “Black boys are delicious.”
You may not know me personally, so I’ll tell you that I have an “Are you serious?” face. Rest assured, the only time I wasn’t making it during this number was when I was making my “Is it okay that I’m watching this?” face or my “Am I going to get in trouble?” face.
I haven’t felt this way since my William Faulkner seminar.
And yes, by the way, that is Nell Carter.