Michael Urie continues to host one of the best ideas for a nonsense show on television: get a bunch of fabulous people together to watch and chat about classic films. So far they've watched everything from Soapdish, Steel Magnolias, The First Wives Club, Valley of the Dolls, and Mommie Dearest, but on this Sunday's episode of Cocktails & Classics, he finally gets to gab about Funny Girl, the 1968 musical starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif.
"I grew up in Texas and I had this best friend and we watched movies together," the Ugly Betty star tells ETOnline. "It wasn't until I moved to New York as an adult that I realized that I wasn't the only one obsessed with these movies. There's something special about that. What are the odds that flop became a cult classic within the gay community?"
In an exclusive clip from the show, Omar Sharif Jr. opens up about watching his late grandfather's film.
"From the age of five to 15, I must have seen the movie 100 times," he tells Urie, revealing his mother would play it for him after his parents got divorced. "He's so much in real life like he is in the film... There's no doubt I was going to be gay after watching this one."