She kisses a girl—sure, okay. She likes it—um, and? Oh, and she hopes her boyfriend doesn't mind, because sexual autonomy is inextricable from the male gaze, and that's fucking awesome. "I Kissed a Girl" is infuriatingly ass-backward: cynical adherence to outdated values made into titillation, snide calculation dressed up as the underdog, the same old bullshit disguised as rebellion.As you'd imagine, the video is terrible, too.
Of course, back in 1996, Ani DiFranco put her "I kissed a girl" song, "Shameless," on Dilate. Though she likely did a bit more than just kiss a girl, and it's not just her boyfriend (actually, what boyfriend?) who'll be upset:
We better have a good explanationCheck it out:
For all the fun that we had
'Cuz they are coming for us, baby
They are going to be mad
They are going to be mad at us