When I got online this morning, I was bombarded with messages about Robyn’s new steamy video that went something like this: “Stop what you are doing right now!” “HOT!” and “Lesbians in it!!!!”
Whoa, this must be good, I thought. Already a Robyn superfan, I went to check out the new video for her latest single “Indestructible” with really high expectations. Sure, it is pretty intimate, but Robyn is, much to my chagrin, not involved in any of that. Instead, she is shown covered in clear tubes shooting multi-colored liquid. Cool, yes. Hot, no.
The song, for those who haven’t heard it, is basically from the point of view of someone who’s not had very good luck in love, and despite all her bad choices, was ready to go all in this time around. (“I never was smart with love. I let the bad ones in and the good ones go. But I’m gonna love you like I’ve never been hurt before. I’m gonna love you like I’m indestructible,” she sings.)
So it’s fitting that the video would chronicle this one woman’s past – in a very up-close during sex kind of way. And yes, there are lesbians — however briefly — at about 2:11 into the video. Perhaps this was during the girl’s college days?
The video may not be as “HOT” and “Lesbians!” as I was expecting, but it does further my love for Robyn and her ultra gay friendliness, something she chatted with The New Gay about this summer.
It’s something I’m very aware of and, something I’m connected to because I’ve always been listening to music that’s resonated in gay culture. Unaware of it, too, when I was a kid. Even if I grew up listening to Donna Summer and Sylvester and Erasure, and the things that are typically connected to the gay scene, there are also lots of other artists that I grew up listening to like Prince or Kate Bush. They are super queer, they are always something I’ve been drawn to, and been connected to. For me… what defines it more is a sense of being an outsider, and that’s what always defines gay culture and gay music. It’s music that is not afraid to be on the outside looking in, to be on the other side a little.
Acknowledging that she’s a big hit with the gays, she was asked if there was any chance she played for our team. The answer: “Sorry, I’m straight.”
At least she feels bad about it — and gave us some brief lesbianism in her new video.