Recently there’s been a ton of same sex make-out sessions. Actors Dustin Hoffman and Jason Bateman at the Lakers game, Russell Brand and Jonah Hill last night at the MTV Movie Awards as well as Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson at the same award show. The last smooch being a new low even by MTV standards.
It seems like something that was once sexy and secretive — same sex kissing by heterosexuals — is now the new porn, it’s everywhere. Last night, there was no rhyme or reason for Scarlett and Sandra to touch lips, with the exception of maybe detracting attention away from Sandra’s personal life woes. But I doubt MTV was trying to be courteous when they choreographed the blonde and brunette’s lip lock.
I’ve seen the drunk (and even sometimes sober) college girls start to make out with their bff’s in hopes of impressing that guy they’ve been dying to get with. Maybe this works as guys seem to get turned on by some girl-on-girl action, but the same can not be said for girls watching guy-on-guy action.
There’s nothing sexy to me about two masculine dudes touching/feeling/caressing each other. I do find happiness in seeing a gay couple walking down the street, holding hands looking noticeably in love, but it doesn’t turn me on. It in no way has the same effect on me as it does on a guy watching two girls get it on.
When it comes to those drunk college girls getting touchy-feely with their friends, I simply don’t get it. These girls look sloppy and messy, objectifying themselves in hopes of trying to look a certain way.
Once a mainstream artist such as Katy Perry made her name and gained popularity through a song entitled ‘I Kissed A Girl,’ it took the act from being totally taboo to totally normal, especially because her fans are tween and teen girls. Once they thought it was acceptable to kiss a girl and like it, it no longer made it bad a$$ for the rest of us.
If you’re like Katy Perry and you kissed a girl and you liked it, then more power to you. But why do it just for the reaction? Do it because you want to.
The same-sex action phenomenon was once shocking and surprising, causing people to need a double take. But such is not the situation anymore. This trend has been played out for all it had to offer. I’m no longer shocked and in awe of what I just witnessed, I’m totally used to it. As a matter of fact, I’m bored with it.
it’s time to brainstorm new situations that have some shock value, and kiss this whole girl-kissing-girl (and guy-kissing-guy) thing goodbye.
-RachelSamara | follow me @rachelsamara