Did you know you have a crush on Demi Lovato? I didn’t know until yesterday, when she dropped the music video for her single “Cool For The Summer” in which she dresses like a high femme power dyke and talks about how much she wants to bang her gal pal.
“Cool For The Summer” is very clearly about wanting to get all up on her BFF’s lady body. She sings “got a taste for the cherry, I just need to take a bite.” Demi is claiming the hell out of her bicuriosity — “Even if they judge, fuck it I’ll do the time. I just want to have some fun with you.” Disney stars, amirite? Demi has been on the not-straight watch list since 2013, when she played a bisexual character on Glee and also Ruby Rose revealed the two had been involved in some kind of romantic and/or sexual situation. But y’all, this video!!
This is a very homosexy video. As Stef notes with utmost relevance, this is basically an updated t.A.T.u. video. While there are definitely overtones of “experimentation,” which is often exasperating when leveraged upon queer girls in real life, Demi’s lyrics take the initiative when it comes to girl-girl attraction, and also don’t backtrack or invoke relationships with men as a reason why this isn’t serious (a lá Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl”), nor do they talk about backing away from the other girl’s reciprocated feelings (a lá Rihanna’s “Te Amo”). It’s not a one-music-video revolution, but it doesn’t make some of the frustrating mistakes that we’re used to seeing when a music artist does a song about first forays into girl-on-girl experiences.
Here’s a fun little I Spy list of the homosexiest moments. Are you ready to watch it six times in a row like I did?
- Demi gyrating on a bed alone
- Four other women on beds
- Demi and her squad having a fun time in a bounce house
- Demi in a leather onesie and fishnets, alone in an alley, beckoning to you with her finger.
- Girl kiss 1
- Girl kiss 2
- Demi pulling you close in a charming fashion as if to whisper, “Klub Deer has just gotten so crowded, ya know?”
- Demi gyrating on a bed while people have an explosive pillow fight around her
- Cool shoes
- Demi pulling on her own lip (x2)
We’ve got to assume that somewhere in the alternate takes is a clip of her trimming her nails in the bathroom of that house party.