I'll admit it, I'm totally obsessed over Lady Gaga. I think she's totally hot and love that she's such a freak. I did a whim buy of her latest CD and love most of the songs. She recently, after much speculation, admitted she's bisexual. Big deal right?
Well, I follow a blog called After Ellen on twitter and they post such interesting tidbit items about all things celebrity, movies, TV shows that include lesbian/bi issues. It's a great pop culture gossip column site. They recently posted a story about a new singer Ke$ha, a young chicky singer whose song is now the most downloaded song since Lady Gaga's Let's Dance last year. I watched the video and thought she's so hawt as well. Then I read an article about her on After Ellen and guess what? It turns out she's also bisexual. Again, so what, right?
Well, she's a good friend and starred in a video with Katy Perry of "I Kissed a Girl" song fame. (link to that article on After Ellen here.)
Out magazine sat down with Ke$ha and talked about her debut album, her musical influences, working with her friend Katy Perry and her sexuality, about which Ke$ha says: “I like people. I wouldn’t say I’m gay or straight. I don’t like labeling anything anyways. I would just say I like people.”
So what has me blogging this is that there seems to be an outbreak of young female singers who proclaim sexual fluidity lately. Meaning, they don't completely come out and say they are into chicks at times, and like to keep fans guessing, but hint at "yes, I am into chicks at times."
Is it because of the times? Or have there always been so many bisexual female stars/singers in the past only no one cared about their sexuality? And is it a requirement that they are all freaks? Because it seems so.
The first one I knew about was Janis Joplin. Then in the 80's there was Madonna, one of the first to be open about her sexuality and being bisexual. And I had my freak on for Grace Jones back in the 80's as well. Damn, but she was really out there. She's another one from the past who keeps her sexuality ambiguous but is rumored to be bisexual.
Warning: Grace Jones vid is very dark. Just my thing, but maybe not everyone else's.
Connecting the dots, it's not only female singers who are coming out in droves. What also blows my mind also, is that After Ellen posted a list of all the celebrities who came out last year as either lesbian or bi and it's a surprisingly long list.
So what gives? Has it always been like this, or is it that it's just easy times to come out? Whatever it is, I love it!