Patti LuPone sings as men have sex in bathhouse in gayest American Horror Story yet

American Horror Story has never been gayer than in its new season AHS:NYC, epitomised by Patti Lupone singing “Fever” to gays in a sauna.

It’s not often that a headline has to be repeated, but just for clarity: Broadway icon Patti LuPone sang “Fever” by Peggy Lee to a room full of naked gay men doing what naked gay men tend to do while in a bathhouse.

How did we get here? Well, first of all, this is Ryan Murphy we’re talking about.

Secondly, the new season of American Horror Story, NYC, has been revealed as a sort of DahmerPose mash-up, set in the New York gay scene of the 80s as a mystery illness begins killing queer folk, with a serial killer thrown in for good measure.

LuPone appears in one of the new episodes, renewing her gay icon card by singing, as one viewer said, “while gay men were giving and taking it”.

What’s even better, though, is the reply to this tweet from an extra in the scene, who revealed it was the “one of gayest moments” of his life.

Josh Hernandez wrote: “I was on set this day. I was butt naked in a pool and all of a sudden Patti walks on set and starts singing to all the gays. I was gagged. For real.”

Patti LuPone also featured in American Horror Story‘s third season, Coven, as the deeply religious Joan Ramsey.

Her new role is slight departure from tradition, then. She plays Kathy, a cabaret performer at the Neptune Baths.

The cast already features a host of queer excellence – including Charlie Carver and Russell Tovey– so the inclusion of Patti just makes sense.

AHS:NYC’s main storyline deals with a man called Big Daddy, who wears a leather suit and gimp mask. Hot. He is suspected to be a serial killer targeting mainly gay men. Sorry, terrifying.

Tovey and Joe Mantello star as Patrick and Gino respectively, a police officer and journalist who are romantically involved, but come to a head after the NYPD fail to take significant interest in the killings.

Ryan Murphy has recently been under fire for the divisive Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The series came under fire for ‘re-traumatising’ families of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims, as the crew allegedly did not contact them before creating the series.