Friday, April 06, 2018

My Weekend Crush

See, now this is where being an old fogy really hurts my lesbo street cred. Many of you have probably already heard of Hayley Kiyoko. I mean, I’d heard of her the last couple of years. I recognized her name. I knew she was a former Disney and Nickelodeon star turned singer-songwriter. But I never stopped to really listen, or watch, because sometimes I’m like *shakes fist at radio* who are these whipper snappers and why should I care?

Well, in the case of Hayley Kiyoko you should care if you like fun bops (I think the kids say bops again, right?). But you should really care if you like fun bops about girls liking other girls. In fact, creating intricate mini-movies for her music videos that play our like straight-up femslash fanfic is kind of her things.

Like take “Girls Like Girls”

Or her latest, “Curious”

She came out as a gay woman near the start of her musical career. And it has become her goal to normalize LGBTQ relationships, particularly female same-sex relationships, through her music and videos. Fans have dubbed her “Lesbian Jesus,” and she had dubbed 2018 “20GAYTEEN.”

Last week she released her debut album, “Expectations,” which has garnered great reviews thus meeting its own title. See what I did there? Ahem.

And for all the critics saying all she does is sing about girls and make videos where she smooches ladies, well, she told Refinery 29 last week:

“I’ve had several music industry execs say ‘You’re doing another music video about girls?’ I literally looked at them and was like, um, yea...Taylor Swift sings about men in every single song and video, and no one complains that she’s unoriginal. I’m not over-sexualizing my music. I make out with women because I love women, not because I’m trying to be sexy. That’s not to turn heads — that’s my life.”
Hell fucking yeah. Happy weekend, all my new fellow Lesbian Jesus acolytes.


Carmen SanDiego said...

Another older person here. I have heard of her but never heard her music. However we all know that Ellen DeGeneres is the real lesbian Jesus. Ellen came out, lost her career, was gone for a while but then came back more popular and stronger than ever. All the while preaching love and kindness to each other. If that is not lesbian Jesus I don’t know what is

Anonymous said...

Never heard of her either but teeny bopper music and Top 40 is not my cup of tea.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I love her quote! Thanks DS! I am old and uncool so thanks for bringing me the cool kid knowledge:)

Karen said...

Dorothy can you delve into the more serious issue of the trade war with China that our dangerous President has started ? doesn't he realize we rely predominantly on Chinese imports. Meanwhile he risks crippling our economy !!

Yeller Belly said...

You read my mind, because I was *just* thinking, Why didn't Snarker tell me about this girl?? Now I are old. Like me.