Throughout the song, Perry bemoans the fact that kissing girls isn't what "good girls do" and that she hopes her boyfriend doesn't "mind" her experimentation. kkssed
The song was branded as "lesbian-friendly" inbut to be clear, there's nothing genuinely queer about it. Some critics have said the lyrics "reflect the trivialization of queer female sexuality and the cultural norms which state that female sexuality exists for the pleasure of men.
To be fair, that's something our heteronormative culture did quite a bit during the early aughts. Even if Perry does consider herself sexually fluid, "I Kissed a Girl" winks to queerness without offering much nuance.
Thankfully, we've mostly moved past this, which is why Perry admits she'd rework some of the lyrics to "I Kissed a Girl" if she released it. Bisexuality wasn't as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity.Foxwoods Thursday Night Married Straight Guy
If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it. Billboard Hot chart for seven consecutive weeks, significantly raising Perry's pop-star profile before her next album, 's Teenage Dream, ranked her in the same global hit-making league as Lady Gaga and Kesha who cameos in the "I Kissed a Girl" music video.
Not only was it fun, the lyrics made her new fans curious to know more about. It was bold.
It was confident. It was in your face. Reaction was mixed, but it was refreshing to hear the conversations that followed. A wave of heteronormative-defying female pop artists followed, their same-sex desires front and center on mainstream radio: For young girls to hear something that is affirming and fun and upbeat about who they might be is w positive in my book.
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