Hayat Opucugu - Zeki Muren
When Zeki Muren (1931-1996), worshiped as the "general", died in 1996 at the age of 65, tens of thousands participated in the funeral. Women AND men cried in public, whether they were religious fundamentalists, leftists, fascists or democrats. He staged his death - he actually died on stage with the cameras on while filming his biography called "the sun has set" (top that!).
Starting in the fifties in a society where homosexuals have had no chance, Zeki Muren's career never suffered in spite of the fact that that he often appeared in drag - Zeki Muren was the "untouchable", never harmed by police raids or other homophobic excesses that the "average" homosexual had to deal with. With elegance and fine manners, he became the sensitive and lyrical male who was even loved by the women, he became an idol for the masses. Glorifying femininity with his entire being, even by wearing drag, he became a phenomenon; unreal and therefore not dangerous to the powers that be, he was a "valve" for suppressed desires - men who would love to destroy all things gay, cried hot tears listening to his lyrics.
The political fraction of the Turkish gay scene saw Zeki with skepticism because with his undeniable artistic qualities and his impersonation of the submissive and devoted female, he helped stabilize the political conditions rather than change them.
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