Lesbians are in some ways like males, except if you tell them you’re pleased to hear Halle Berry dipped her breast in a bowl of guacamole for a scene in Movie 43, you cannot be as confident about how they’ll react as you would about a group of males.
Nonetheless, I expect to feel at one with the likely lesbian-filled crowd tonight when I see Tegan and Sara (they are twin lesbian Canadians, but I just like their catchy little indie-pop numbers). Interestingly, in what I suspect is a carefully-planned PR move, I think their more-poppy most recent video is both more-lesbian-seeming and more-randomly-sexual-in-general, perhaps reflecting their (or their managers’) awareness of both a growing lesbian and a growing non-lesbian following.
Entertainers don’t want to look either too bold or too timid, but they try to cover their bases when they can, understandably.
On what may be a more brazenly subversive note here’s SCTV doing punk in 1983 – pretty accurately – with Martin Short on vocals, John Candy on drums, and Eugene Levy introducing. Intriguingly – if Short, who is conservative (and Canadian) – wrote the lyrics himself, both war-making and taxes are attacked in the song, an all too rare combo in real rock.
Was Martin Short the first real conservative punk?