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Julian Clary says he enjoyed 'graphically demystifying gay sex' through his comedy

2016-09-06
Julian Clary has admitted he enjoyed "demystifying gay sex in the most graphic way" through his comedy routines despite often being controversial, something similar he believes needs to happen in Australia. From making oral sex jokes about Prince Charles to commenting on UKIP's low lube supply, the outrageous comedian has dedicated 30 years of tongue-in-cheek comedy to make gay discourse mainstream. With his heavy make-up, opinions and camp style, he has hopped from game show hosts to stand up comedy, never shying away even in the Margaret Thatcher era when he first started in the 1980s which saw widespread alienation of LGBT people due to the rise of AIDs. "…It used to be a very enjoyable part … demystifying gay sex in the most graphic way I could think of," he told Radio Australia. "I used to enjoy that because I think it needed to be done." In Australia, same-sex marriage is still illegal, and has previously taken steps backwards rather than forwards when the Marriage Act 1961 was amended in 2004 to officially ban it. Offering his own advice to Australia, Clary added: "You need to stop debating and plebiscite-ing, and perhaps be a bit more hands on about making your demands… protesting a bit and not being so laid back about it." Words: Charlotte Callear More stories: Straight guys kiss another man for the first time – WATCH Sia’s new single ‘The Greatest’ is a haunting tribute to the victims of Orlando