NSFW Sunday: Girl-on-Girl Music Video Party

Lady Gaga’s music video “Telephone” has set the Internet on fire and subjected 15 million people to the pleasure of girl-on-girl action. Lady Gaga’s clearly not the first lady to love another lady in a music video — music videos LOVE gratuitous lesbian makeouts! Well, for the last 15-20 years.

You know what’s interesting/predictable? Despite the ubiquity of the lesbian makeout trope in music videos, rarely is the maker-outer the actual musician or a band member [even in queer-lady videos, of which, let’s be honest here lesbians-who-are-about-to-yell-at-me, there are not many good queer-lady videos] [The Eth, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, kd lang, & 4 Non Blondes make their most well-played music videos totally sans lesbian content]. In fact, it’s usually male musical artists who feature “lesbian” themes in their videos. Notable girl-on-girl videos have come from Blink 182, Queens of the Stone Age, Aerosmith, 50 Cent, Rolling Stone, Nelly, Metallica, and Lords of Acid. AMONG OTHERS.

So, aside from Lady Gaga’s dyketastic Thursday sexplosion on “Telephone,” what other ladies have gone for the makeout?

Here’s just a few on the tip of our tongues:

1. Madonna – Erotica & Justify My Love

Erotica (1992) — Remember when Madonna was still edgy? Let us refresh your memory:

Madonna pretty much paved the sexual way for female musical artists, and she also made out with Amanda Cazalet in Justify my Love (1990). “Justify my Love” is so ’90s, and again we have her making out with a lady for the benefit of a dude, but there’s a part where she actually has sex on camera, which is one of a few reasons why this video was banned on most outlets… even from allegedly progressive MTV. Oh, ’90s Madonna, you endlessly beautifully raunchy world-changing creature.

2. Pink — Sober

Let’s not forget when Pink decided to make out with a girl, she made out with um, herself!

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3. Dragonette — I Get Around

Embedding unfortunately disabled by request, but in this video THE ACTUAL WOMAN FROM DRAGONETTE sings about how she likes to get around with lots of people, which includes lesbians and dudes. Audiostraddle recently caught Dragonette in concert, at an intimate lesbian club where Martina Sorbara was rocking an alternative lifestyle haircut.
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4. t.a.T.u. — All The Things She Said

Oh t.a.T.u, what else can we say about you that dear Stef hasn’t said already. Best/worst fake lesbians of all time.

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5. Other lady-bands with girl-on-girl videos include The Sounds’ Tony the Beat

6. Shiny Toy Guns’ Le Disko. I wish Shiny Toy Guns really did play live concerts in clubs where cute lesbians make out with each other:

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And a few of the dude bands with girl-on-girl scenes:

Minus.Plus. — Love Song: I don’t really know what the context of this video is or what kind of story they are trying to tell or why they picked a lesbian couple to be the cute couple making out and walking on the beach for this video, but they sure are cute!

If you’re not into the Vans Warped Tour, you might want to watch it on mute. I personally loved the Vans Warped Tour. Beware; unhappy ending!

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Blink 182 — I Miss You: Blink 182 is wearing nice suits, and they miss you because you were always so full of life, jk why are all the girls in this video dead and/or catatonic? Oh! Except for the two ladies who are making out/fucking up each other’s lipstick. In the second half of the video, most of the girls wake up and stalk around ghostily in bad makeup.

She Wants Revenge — Written in Blood: What we have here is a straight male fantasy of a woman’s boyfriend picking a girl for her, and then her and that girl getting it on while he watches.

Tosca — Honey: Basically what happens here is someone from Germany is going to have to explain this 2002 German music video to me. Watch!

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Queens of the Stone Age — 3s & 7s: Like Girltrash meets Telephone meets a bunch of straight guys playing rock ‘n’ roll music.

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Simian Mobile Disco — Hustler: I think we’ve all happened upon this video simply because of the awesomely intensifying girl-on-girl sexy that takes place. And if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a treat:

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In conclusion, more girls should make out with girls on camera.


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32 Comments

  1. I just got a message when trying to play the Madonna video – “This video contains content by WMG and has been blocked in your country due to copyright restrictions.” DAMN YOU COPYRIGHT.

  2. I’d say Madonna is still kind of edgy (at least controversial). She’s doing things no fifty++year old should (I’m a fan of aging with grace), it’s just our turn not to like it.

    • yeah but her face! her face upsets me! why did she get all that plastic surgery! how can she be edgy if she can’t move her forehead? I feel like totally immobilizing your entire face in order to conform to a patriarchal beauty ideal or to embody youth eternally makes it difficult for me to see what she does as rebelling. wrinkles would rebel.

  3. I do like Lady GaGa but she and the rest of the world has to realized that it is “Queen Madonna” who is and always will be the Queen of edgyness and art!!… Lady GaGa will always have her place but it will never be the Queen of Pop.. Just like Michael is to the King so shall Madonna be the Queen forever…Besides Madonna is nowhere done..LOL

    • Madonna has pretty much abdicated her throne and I believe Gaga is poised to take over given a couple more years. I was obsessed with Madonna my whole life. But I think it’s pretty much over, has anyone seen her face lately? Just saying.

  4. When I saw “Erotica” on this list I got really fucking excited.
    Awesome list Riese! Thank you for spending your entire weekend putting something like this together for constant-craving homos like myself.

  5. -Jessica Rabbit is the hottest cartoon of ALL TIME! No matter the category.
    -Pink’s ‘Sober’ video is is so disturbingly hot. I was getting ready for class and that stopped me in my tracks to watch.
    -Normally I don;t condone being a whore but Martina Sorbara makes it so cute and playful. I love the ‘I Get Around’ video

  6. Queens of the Stone Age “3s and 7s” looks like it was based off of “Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill!” which was a 70s sexploitation flick that Tarantino’s “Deathproof” was loosely based off of.

    Fast cars, crazy hot women who also go-go dance… definitely a must-see. Lots of subtext and I think a little making out, but mostly ass-kicking.

    That Simian Mobile Disco video freaked me out by the end. It was kind of savage! Whoa. And Pink making out with herself = hot.

  7. I’m from Germany but what should I explain about tosca – honey? obviously honey is good for your skin :) kinda reminds me of the l words lesbian turkish oil wrestling – in this case: lesbian german honey wrestling :D

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