Thursday, September 18, 2008

Finally, someone has taken "I Kissed a Girl" to the mat

And not a moment too soon. Michael, a grateful nation thanks you. Particularly for this:
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 "I Kissed a Girl" is infuriatingly ass-backward: cynical adherence to outdated values made into titillation, snide calculation dressed up as the underdog, the same old bullshit disguised as rebellion.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 explanation
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
Check it out:

1 comment:

Jewess said...

At last! Someone has found the time and energy to "give it" to an idiotic song. What was the hype all about anyway? I mean, hello, we are in 21st century, kissing a girl is no longer a big deal. I mean come on, nowdays being bi is more normal and usual than being straight!