WATCH: Cute French Boys Do Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love”

Queerty reader Mister Bhaytown turned us on to this cute-and-sexy clip of two young Frenchmen, Bertrand and Mattieu, dancing and lip-synching to Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” at Tango in Paris. Our French is quelle rusty so we’re not sure exactly what was going on, but it looked like some kind of karaoke/lip-synch-for-your-life situation.

We think the lads are terribly charming in that Continental way—and they’ve got the moves down pretty well. What say vous?

Source: Yogg.com

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  • Toferdavid

    Cute, but gyrating as dancing isn’t very sexy….

  • Mike1987

    Talent is actually singing it. lip-syncing and thrusting your hips around while
    pouting is modeling.

  • jason

    This is the problem with gay men today. Their standards have dropped dramatically. Once, they admired genuine talent. Nowadays, everything they admire is fake. From fake women (ie drag queen) doing fake singing (ie miming) to lip-synching twinks pretending they can dance…the list goes on and on. Honestly, we should be re-named fake men, not gay men.

    Why did all this fakeness take hold? Why have we dropped our standards so much?

  • MikeE

    this is one of the exceedingly rare instances where I will agree with something Jason has posted.

    let me add to (my personal) list of things that appear to amaze and astonish gay men, which a few decades ago would have been considered risible:

    so called “diva” singers… most of whom can’t SING!

    obsession with “dance music”.. which is only barely music in any sense of the word.

    obsession with youth… if it’s around 18, it’s gotta be cute.

    There are SO many truly cultural things for which gay people are responsible, but reading these blogs you’d think that all gay men care about is their hair, their twinks, their dance clubs, and arguing over the relative merits of Rihanna vs. Madonna.

    Some of the most talented REAL artists in the world are gay. Why don’t ANY of the blogs ever cover those things?

    It’s as if vapid pop culture is the only thing too many modern gay men understand.

  • Mister Bhaytown

    I’m surprised, I didn’t expect it to be published so fast.

    I’m not Bertrand, I’m not Matthieu, I don’t even know them but I attended the party. The “game” was to perform as the artist with the song playing behind. You are right saying that it was a lip-synch-for-your-life situation (but I didn’t know things could be said that way in english).

    It was organized for the third birthday of the french gay newspaper “Yagg.com” (late october 2011).

    There was no karaoke because there was no machine to show the lyrics (the Tango is a gay-friendly club, mostly for LGBT people).

  • Marriage Equality

    why all the negativity? What’s wrong with some young gay boys HAVING FUN in which ever way they choose? Get over yourselves!

  • pedro

    @Jason: Please get a grip these guys lip-synching are not emblematic of anything or anyone. I even doubt that this one moment of frivolity is emblematic of their whole character…It’s just a little bit of fun…Take a breath and stop reading too much into these things. I truly believe you need strong medication and a good psychiatrist.

  • jason


    Right on. It’s amazing how fake and trivial we gay men have become. It’s as if we’re reverting to an infantile state at the cultural level. We’re going backwards in the evolutionary scale.

    I think what really hit home was when I was noticing how a lot of gay men were referring to singers like Rihanna, Britney and Katy Perry as “divas”. Divas????? Fucking hell, give me a break. Since when are these lip-synching fake asses divas? A diva to me is someone who can actually sing.

    Everything is being dumbed down by gay men. Down, down, down. It’s shocking to see. Oh, and, yes, it’s interesting how gay men are not supporting actual gay men in the entertainment industry. Where is the support for gay male singers? Gay men are more interested in supporting fake female divas than actual gay men.

  • Lance

    Funny how this is simply two guys having fun at a party.

  • MikeE

    @Lance: it’s funny how this would be considered “news worthy”.

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  • redball

    WOW! These guys obviously worked very hard to put this together, considering their choreo was nearly perfectly in sync & the lip synching was great. AND this wasn’t the album version of Crazy In Love, meaning they put in extra work to get all the live-performance ad libbing just right.

    Cool…and these boys are sexy!

  • Gerard Koskovich

    The setting where this video was shot is La Boîte à Frissons at Le Tango — the most distinctively French queer dance club in Paris. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the club opens at 10:30 p.m. (very early for Paris) with a program of couples dancing to French oldies until 12:30 a.m. After that, the musical program is “everything but techno,” with DJ Gilles at the turntables. To mark the shift, everyone dances the Madison (the line dance featured in John Waters’ “Hairspray”). On Saturdays, the club’s house drag troupe, La Folle Académie, performs live — no lip-synching for those gals. Best of all, the crowd is attitude free and generationally diverse — and although it tilts toward boys, there’s usually a good representation of other gender identities. More information (in English): http://www.boite-a-frissons.fr/home_en.htm.

  • sylvainj

    I was there ! It was awesome ! Maybe it’s not art but it was really fun :)
    Congrats guys !

  • takakupo


    SHuuuuuut up.
    Sometimes I hate that our opinions are so diverse, I mean really.

  • AshNYC

    they did a great job! very enjoyable

  • MaxM

    Please, stop using French words in English if you’re not sure what they mean! You just end up being ridiculous… A French guy!

  • MMP

    Who cares ? It was just supposed to be some witticism. Using french words sounds ridiculously cheesy, and that’s fun. I thought it was even more funny since it didn’t make any sense. But if you can’t appreciate, just be on your way!.. An other french guy.

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