Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Big Gay (Not Quite) Monday: Womanizer.


I call 'em like I see 'em I know what you are, what you are baby.

Womanizer by Britney Spears is an important song in the world of gays for a number of reasons. For one thing, Britney Spears is this generation's Judy Garland which I don't think anyone is going to deny. Not for her talent or even her endearing nature, just for the tragic figure she is. Britney is one of those unique public figures, much like Cheryl Cole, whose sadness still shines through in her smile. So yes, the fact that Womanizer is by someone as important in the world of gays should merit it an important gay song in itself. It's also good to dance to in gay clubs and be ironic. Songs like this are always good fun, also see Dancing Queen and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

Boy don't try to front I know just just what you are are are.

More importantly, though, Womanizer is a song about kicking an arsehole to the kirb. Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing was certain in life except death and taxes. This proves once and for all that Benjamin Franklin was not a gay man, because at one point in your life if you are a homosexual man (I can not vouch for homosexual women, because that is a lifestyle unfamiliar to me. Apols) it is that at one point or another you will have to kick some arsehole to the kirb. Mothers in teen movies always remind their daughters that men are only after one thing, don't they? And they are right. So imagine the dramzzz when there is not one but two men in the equation. With all the testosterone and hormones flying about you'd be forgiven for thinking the whole thing was an enormous explosion of jizz. That is, until you consider the whole butch/femme debacle of opposites attracting, meaning one party does not have much testosterone flying about at all (this party is often referred to as "the pussy" or, in some cases "Silly Old Daniel"). This is why so many gay relationships aren't completely monogamous and why gay men often end up with their feelings hurt.

You're a sucker to think that I would be a victim of another.

And that is why songs like Womanizer are important. If you allow me to generalise for a moment, gays like something they can dance to that also makes them feel empowered. They also like to hear Britney being a tough bitch rather than Britney whining on about something or other. The lyrics to Womanizer are not particularly imaginative (the chorus reads "Womanizer, woma womanizer you're a womanizer oh womanizer oh you're a womanizer, baby") and it could be argued that since Britney didn't even write it she could have been singing about anything and not even thinking about it. Who the hell cares?

Britney naked in a sauna, anyone?:



Fantastic stuff.

(Oh and on a humorous note, this is always worth watching as well.)

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