‘Beauty and the Beat Boots’ Is Todrick Hall’s Latest Celebration of WeHo’s Boystown

Todrick Hall loves WeHo. But then who doesn’t?

Hall’s latest video is “Beauty and the Beat Boots,” a paean to the Creative City’s Boystown district that features a Disney-esque princess on an adventure in West Hollywood in which she encounters Lance Bass, Frankie Grande, Ross Matthews, RuPaul and of course Todrick Hall. And walks by the Abbey, Mickey’s, Revolver and Flaming Saddle and ducks into The Block Party, which bills itself the “gayest store on earth.” To mix it up in that predominately gay neighborhood, the Beauty, played by comedian Colleen Ballinger, also gets the attention of some fabulous lesbians, most notably comedian Fortune Feimster.

Since it was posted yesterday on YouTube the video already garnered more than 200,000 views.

Hall also was the creative genius behind “Alice in WeHoland,” a humorous West Hollywood-themed parody of Taylor Swift’s hit song “Shake It Off” commissioned by the City of West Hollywood. The dance-filled video offers viewers a colorful twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland set to crosswalk safety lyrics, written by Hall, about curbing smartphone use and walking and driving safely.

Hall is going on tour with live performances of some of his video skits. And on Aug. 31 MTV will launch a show at 10 p.m. on Monday nights that takes viewers behind the scenes in their productions.


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Jono
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Jono

It’s cheesy, yes. It’s not politially correct, yes. But, this is a PARODY, a form of comical mockery. This all comes down to taste in humour and isn’t any kind of statment. Are any of Todirck’s videos or post serious? No, he makes amusing skits that sometimes aren’t always correct, but if this so offensive then why aren’t we pickoting around news papper stands because of thier jokes on politics in cartoon strips or comedy tv shows that mock senarioes in modern socity, for Christ sake why aren’t we pioniring the end of facebook? Take a joke and see it… Read more »

Lauren
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Lauren

I think this video was amusing, it really cheered me up.

Christopher
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Christopher

If nothing else, it might scare off the influx of straight yuppies that have been taking over the town for the past decade.

Artemis Black
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Artemis Black

I happened to quite enjoy the parody, even with its campy, cartoonish and flamboyant stereotypes. I understand a parody is a parody, and admit that much of everything in the video is played up for laughs but *Laganja voice* “C’MON QUEENS!” I think everyone should just take it for what it is: a parody. Shake your head if you will, but it’s 2015 and if Todrick wants to press upon society with his campy humor, then by all means go ahead. We could all use a laugh 😉

Jim Nasium
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Jim Nasium

Old fashion, 1974 humor.

PeteP
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PeteP

Nikki: Spare me the armchair psychology nonsense. I’m not “self loathing” at am not pandering for straight acceptance. I just happen to think that this skit was completely lame with recycled jokes and cartoonish stereotypes. Seriously, are we really supposed to congratulate Hall for his super original and creative use of lesbian “Home Depot” and “U-Haul” jokes? Give me a break.

SaveWeho
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SaveWeho

Can Todrick Hall do anything else but create exaggerated caricatures of the lgbt community? Whats more interesting in this is the self perception younger people have of themselves. No doubt this is “entertainment”. I get that. But there is always some underlying truth to these kinds of portrayals…even comedic ones.

Nikki Frankie
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Weeeeee all the comments talking about how this video is trash because stereotypes! There are people in the community who actually FIT these stereotypes very well, and instead of shunning them and not wanting to be associated with them, we can do our best to embrace them as part of our own diversity. The campy stereotypes are being played up as part of the comedy. Flamboyant gay men wailing “YAAAAAAS” is way funnier to me than a bunch of self-loathing queers trying to pander to what they think is “normal” in order to make themselves feel better and impress straight… Read more »

Flores St.
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Flores St.

OMG, I didn’t find this particularly entertaining, but it is like no one on this page ever heard of camp.

R. Emery
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No wonder “we” have a hard time saying “we” are “just like everyone else” and want the same rights as “everyone else”. This continues to be “our” calling card and face in the public arena, feeds the hungry media, and flames homophobia and bigotry. I am even offended by it. Even more honestly, this is a perfect example of why I had a difficult time accepting my sexuality. This is not who I am or would ever want to be, let alone be represented by, or be seen as. Guess the fight doesn’t get easier when “we” continue to see… Read more »

luca d
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luca d

i’m so glad many of us have advanced beyond such stereotypes and cartoonish portrayals.
but the usual round up of suspects appear willing to play the fool.
now, if only we can all stop playing victims, there would be acceptance and understanding.

Tom Smart
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Tom Smart

Please tell me the city didn’t pay for this one too!! UGH