The video, rolling in at under four minutes, features your favorite twins doing queeraoke with hundreds of their closest friends, which we heard you’re really into. Did I mention it’s set at a ’90s house party and there’s a close-up of a floral couch? Sara says of the video that she’s getting really old and wanted to honor her memories of My So-Called Life with a general nostalgia for the end of the 20th Century.
I’m sorry but I’m not processing what isn’t to love here.
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I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS.
But the real question is how many of the trademarks of a Tegan and Sara video does this cover? http://www.autostraddle.com/9-definitive-elements-of-every-tegan-sara-video-55651/
Soulful close-eyed singing?
I love it.
i lalalahve you, lindsay.
Best thing that’s happened to me today
Great way to finish my ridiculously long day. Thanks!
girls kissing in a tegan and sara video!
I KNOW RIGHT?!
Tegan & Sara and queeroke. Forget homework. I’m watching this over and over again tonight
Just woke up. Pretty sure i over slept and missed half my shift (forgot when i was supposed to come in), feel like i should be very very worried, but yeah.
NEW VIDEO…AWESOMEEE! *hits repeat*.
I’m amazed I’m even able to type right now because my brains have melted out through my earholes from just how uber adorable this video is.
This intensifies my need for a trampoline in my backyard. It also makes me want to have a queeraoke party with everyone!!! <3
How does this article not mention that this is the first ever Tegan & Sara video to show ladies kissing each other? Actual queer content in a queer artist’s music video! This is HUGE. Queer artists and queer video content are pretty much mutually exclusive in the mainstream music industry.
I love them, don’t get me wrong! But from a critica perspective, it’s interesting to note that their first representation of a queer kiss coincides with what’s arguably their “selling out” in terms of their sound and the size of the label they are with, etc….
They are still the best! But these things shouldn’t go unexamined…
It is ironic, but maybe they feel like there’s nothing to lose now? They can afford to let the queer out?
Hmm optimistic, I’m more worried that with Warner Bros seeming to have more direction on their style, it’s like an inclusion of queer women with gross pandering to males intentions. But again, that’s Warner Bros and large corporate interests being shit – <3 T&S!
was debating whether i should end my day with a nice cry, then i saw this. :3
how many times is it appropriate to listen/watch this? ..i hope there’s no limit -.-
the limit does not exist!
I’ve watched it so many times already. I keep re-watching the bit when they are on the swings. So hot.
you guys sara’s backup dancing made my heart burst into a million tiny pieces
help i can’t find them all
OMG same sex couples sharing fleeting kisses in a music video about karaoke…now I’m just waiting for the “public service announcement” from NOM telling us that karaoke makes people gay.
I’m pretty sure this music video is awesome enough to make people gay. Maybe they should do a Public service announcement about T&S
that actually happened a while ago
the PSA re how fucking gay you’ll get watching t&s, y’know
Everything about this video is perfect.
I was so excited to see this video earlier today! Lovely.
I really love this song and video
Tegan is so damn hot. This video/song combo makes me so happy!
I wonder if T and S realize that there are suddenly going to be a myriad of signs at concerts saying “All I wanna get is a little bit closer”. If there aren’t I’ll be disappointed in T&S fangirls everywhere.
I feel like Sara’s thoughts in this video were “Tegan look at me I’m jumping and punching the air at the same time!” Then Tegan was like, “Jesus Christ, Sara chill.” *drops the mic*
Haha Tegan’s trying to be all sexy and Sara’s like “NO IMMA DANCE!”
It took me a minute, but I think I’m starting to finally warm up to Tegan & Sara (I know, right?!?)
And this video? All sorts of adorbs!
So, basically my first time seeing this was at work tonight and I watched it over and over again…and my co-workers were judging me. But it was so worth it!
just so many feelings. so many.
By watching this video, I got underneath Tegan when she consensually ravished me with her eyes.
I’m pretty sure that I’m pregnant now.
Oh god Sara is just so perfect. I can’t. Tegan. I can’t.
This video could not be more perfectly timed for my life. The girl I’ve been courting and I have been sending gifs of this video back and forth – does that count as sexting? I’m gonna vote yes…
OOOOOH NOOOOO! In Germany I can’t watch this because of the musical rights in this country, nooooo!
Just download the free Firefox extension ProxTube and then you can watch all the banned videos on youtube ;)
Also, I want those leggings!! And a trampoline!!
Thank you! I’ll try that :)
IKR! stupid GEMA. go w/ hidemyass dot com maybe
Also here: Thank you! I’ll try that :)
Am I the only one who doesn’t love this song? Also, why is the only non-spin the bottle make-out, where the two people actually seem like they’re into each other, between a male and female, while the queer-kissing is all in a playful-let’s kiss ’cause we’re drunk sort of way. Sure Tegan and Sara are effing adorable in this video but everything else about the video left me feeling awkward. Like they said ‘we want it to be a house party with dance floor makeouts and spin the bottle’ and everyone in charge turned that vision that could have been awesome if it kept to the queer world I’m willing to bet they’re living in, into the queer for tv stereotype we’re fed. I don’t know, I just expect more from them.
there was one girl/girl spin the bottle kiss, but there was also a girl/girl non spin the bottle kiss that was kinda built up a bit..
maybe i remember that pat wrong tho.. i’ve only watched this once.. so far
Rewatched and saw that if you keep your eye out for it, there’s a bit more queer love in it, but if I didn’t have to keep an eye out for the hetero-normative kissing, I shouldn’t have to look for queer kissing.
I don’t know, I just think that this video is a far stretch from the minimum amount of queering the mainstream music video I would expect from queer icons.
i totally agree with you.
but i guess all i’m saying is.. baby steps. at least there’s queers in this, period.
and since we’re on this topic: i think it’s easier for artists to throw in some femme on femme action (hetero males love that shit).. but what about the gay boy on gay boy action? :( like, it’s almost come to the point where i don’t even see two femmes making out on screen as anything but a publicity stunt.. and that is sad (for me, personally). it’s like the mass media is saying gay boys making out will totally gross people out and everyone will hate you for doing that to your career… you know what i’m saying?
this video has the added legitimacy that the artists themselves are totally out.. but still..
gay boys or even just bois!
It’s definitely a new video by T&S. One where it’s totally possible to miss they’re singing about fucking girls! And yet, I feel vaguely delighted that homos are maybe succeeding in the mainstream while being women and good at their jobs.
Bars so low you could scrape your knee on ’em, right here.
Sara: “We’re about to f— the s— outta this camera.”
Behind the scenes > actual vid
How am I the only one who sees a direct connection between this video and Klub Deer? They must have read our recaps.
they are out and they’re waving a flag here. c’mon you guys. this vid is super cute in the first place. it has trampolines and karaoke and happy people kissing. queer kissing too. it’s not ‘in your face’ but it is there. it’s definitely a great first step and it shows queerness alongside some hetero-smooching. and that’s just the way it’s supposed to be: normal and not super duper outstanding. (or am i wrong here?)
just think about the macklemore video some weeks ago. we’re getting there..
Oh my god, Sara is so into this and it’s adorable.
wow, this is amazing.
After watching this video 3 times in a row, I Youtubed every Tegan interview I could get my hands on and swooned for an hour straight. She is just the most perfect human being.