The initial name of the song was “Bad THoughts”, it was about the struggles of temptation while being on tour. After changing bad to gay Brooks decided that he liked it better, that is how the song was born!
Brooks came up with the story of a man who writes a letter to his lover telling her he has these strange feelings, when it turns out, she is a lesbian. The kicker was the whole vibe was to be based around the Mexican culture and the bizarre underworld of latino transexuals, as well as a spiritual crow that delivers his message of such great importance.
The Tranny scenes were shot in Los Angeles at what turns out a birthday party for one of the performers! They even let me film in the dressing room, and accepted this strange gringo running around shooting film. All the horse riding and Jesus scene, as well as the intro of Brooks with his pet cow, were actually shot in Northern Baja, in Mexico. We tried to recreated the LA bar scene as best we could and shot the performance of the band in their Costa Mesa Studio.
15 rolls of super8 film were shot for the film and it took a good solid month for everything to be shot and edited. Thats not counting the month of planning and bouncing of ideas as to how we can bring this odd song to life with film.Enjoy. Get-gay !