Scissor Sisters 'too gay'

Scissor Sisters thought they were ''too weird and too gay'' for mainstream success

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Scissor Sisters thought they were "too gay" for mainstream success.

Singer Ana Matronic thought the camp band - who have now sold over six million albums - would be seen as too much of a novelty act to make it big.

She said: "I never thought the Scissor Sisters would make it outside of New York City, let alone outside of America. I thought we were just too weird and too gay for public consumption. I thought we were much more of a novelty and we'd never encounter success on such a level."

The 36-year-old singer also revealed the death of her father - from an Aids related illness when she was 15 -is partly responsible for her meeting Jake Shears and Babydaddy as she embraced the gay scene in New York and San Francisco.

She explained: "It was a subconscious thing. I didn't say 'My dad just died and he was gay so I'm going to immerse myself in gay culture to understand him.' It was a lot more organic than that."

Ana also admitted that she doesn't enjoy the trappings success has brought, saying she prefers drag queens to famous people.

She said: "I come from the New York club scene and when I'm not touring that's where I go back to. I'd much rather hang out with drag queens that a room full of famous people."

Scissor Sisters

The filthy gorgeous Scissor Sisters are back with their third studio album Night Work. The band was formed in 2001 and consists of vocalists Jake Shears and Ana Matronic, multi-instrumentalist Babydaddy, lead guitar/bassist Del Marquis, and drummer Randy Real. Their music contains a diverse mixture of disco, glam rock and…

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