November #139 : Babe Boom - by Bob Ickes

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November 2007


Babe Boom

by Bob Ickes

Happy 20th anniversary to Paul Lekakis’s 1987 party anthem “Boom Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room).” Lekakis, a hunkus Americanus who became the ’80s inheritor of the gay-liberation-through-dance banner, epitomized a hormone-soaked circuit-party culture. Having been diagnosed with HIV in 1989, he turned to booze and cocaine, losing his recording and modeling contracts. Clean for years now, he views the song, which he has remixed (perfectbeat.com), as a call for safer fun. How would the staunch AIDS advocate like his fans to see him now? “As a survivor … and everything that kind of comes along with that.”    


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