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User Info: Jacehan

Jacehan
9 months ago#1
I was struck at how much I was affected by hearing songs sung by men about men. I mean, yeah, there's plenty of books and movies and TV shows with queer characters (although not enough, there can always be more), but popular music has way less than those other media types. (But that might just be because of the "popular" part of that phrase.) I dunno, it was a different experience.
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ShadowSpy
9 months ago#2
Yeah, this is why media representation is so important, and not just representation in one format, but in all of them. It's so nice to experience something that...I dunno...validates your existence?
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."

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Kylo Force
9 months ago#3
I think it goes beyond "validates existence" and represents an important step into the acceptance and then normalization. What is "shocking and scandalous" becomes "edgy" and then "appreciated" and along down the way, normal. And that's what it should be.
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willis5225
9 months ago#4
Katie is really into MIKA and I recommend them if you are looking for more of that sort of thing.
Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir

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Jacehan
9 months ago#5
Oh, I love Mika, but his songs aren't so straightforward about it (forgive the pun), in the same way, beyond maybe Billy Brown and Good Guys.
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Jacehan
8 months ago#6
I came across this article yesterday that gets at what I was saying: https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1472-breaking-the-last-taboo-in-queer-music-same-sex-pronouns-in-pop/

I didn't realize how many queer artists just used "you" a lot, so even something like using same-sex pronouns is a big deal. (Never mind singing about other specific topics.)
"To truly live, one must first be born." ~ Evan [aX]
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User Info: willis5225

willis5225
8 months ago#7
That's super weird.
Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir
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