Please process this sentence slowly: Cate Blanchett performed last night a lip-synch rendition of “You Don’t Own Me” at the Stonewall Inn. Just let that sink in—The Cate Blanchett, in a bustier, gold panty, blazer and red sequin-encrusted lips, no less. She goes into the audience and takes tips, for gay Jesus' sake.
In a benefit for the Newtown Action Alliance, a grassroots organization that advocates for an end to gun violence, the Oscar Award-winning actress performed two numbers—the first being Dusty Springfield's version of the single first recorded by Leslie Gore's in 1963, and the second being Adele’s “Hello.”
The one night only review was thankfully documented and available for repeated viewing, below, because it's just too amazing to not watch nonstop all afternoon.