Katy Perry Kissed a Girl and Melissa Etheridge Liked It
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AfterEllen talked to Melissa Etheridge and the result is pretty entertaining. A couple of the questions especially cracked me up.
1. AE asked ME if she was ever worried about being too gay and alienating straight people. Weird question, right? I'm still thinking about it. Have we all gotten so blase about being gay that we can't even enjoy it any more? Is it even possible to be too gay? What's gayer, Melissa Etheridge caring about the environment, AfterEllen interviewing her, or me being offended that a lesbian web site would ask a gay icon if she was worried about alienating straight people?
2. AE asked her how she feels about fauxbians snogging each other. In true butch fashion, MissyE says:
I think it's all great! I think we win when we stop making it so black and white, this and that, duality, you know - you're either gay or straight. You know what? There's a big beautiful rainbow of gayness to straightness. If somebody wants to kiss a girl, great! I'm all for it. I think we get ourselves into trouble when we try to say OK, you're either all this or all that. It's just not true.
(Editor's note: I believe this translates roughly to: "Dude, femme on femme action is hot." Which, of course, it is.)