“It’s So Fun (To Be Gay);” Watch the New Video from Man on Man (Faith No More)
Man on Man, featuring Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum and his partner Joey Holman, have released “It’s So Fun (To Be Gay),” the latest single from their forthcoming debut album, with an accompanying video featuring JD Samson, Patty Schemel (Hole), John Cameron Mitchell, Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag), Heklina and more.
The duo’s very first song, “Daddy,” found some controversy upon its release in May 2020 when its video, which depicted the two gay men affectionately touching each other, was banned from YouTube. The video service later apologized and manually reinstated the video, claiming artificial intelligence had mistakenly removed it.
The duo said of their latest effort:
“We wanted “It’s So Fun (To Be Gay)” to feel organic and warm with a strong, universal message. For the video we aimed to focus on our community. Getting through the hardships of the past year we leaned heavily on what we mean to each other in terms of support and understanding. We were in the middle of launching our Chosen Family project and had just finished linking people up for our pen pal program and sourcing art for our quarterly zine. We thought the best way to exhibit the joy in the song would be to have a video full of our chosen family – friends, peers, and heroes. So, we asked friends to share their love and lives and these queer testimonials are what make up the bulk of the video. Our togetherness and bond is key to moving forward in these times especially and we aimed to capture that bond and essence, particularly with Gay Pride 2021 on the horizon. It felt fitting to donate the launch-day’s sales to Born Perfect, which is a non-profit whose mission is to end conversion therapy.“
You can donate to Born Perfect directly if you like or buy the song on Bandcamp here.
Previous singles from Man on Man include the aforementioned “Daddy,””Stohner” and “Baby, You’re My Everything.”
Man on Man comes out May 7 via Polyvinyl; pre-order here.