Tuesday, November 18, 2008

WTF? | Prince Doesn't Believe in Homosexuality?


I worship at the altar of the Purple One: I lovelovelove Prince. A while back, I wrote about his gender-bending tendencies and the creation of Camille, his "feminine side". Imagine my surprise, then, when I read on Jezebel that Prince is against homosexuality! This from the guy that's presented himself queer ten ways to Sunday? It was clear that when he became a Jehovah's Witness 7 years ago, the creator of "Dirty Mind" probably wouldn't be as dirty as before, but this is downright shocking when we look at his work from the 80s. In his interview in this week's The New Yorker, he said:

"God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’"
The orgasmic moaning and writhing, the eyeliner, the panties? The heels, the chaps, the Symbol that neither male nor female? The Edwardian ruffles, the purple...everything? And when he wasn't engaged in something a little bit queer, you had New Power Generation band members Lisa and Wendy in their implied lesbian sub/dom relationship, especially in the song 'Computer Blue' from Purple Rain. What here is heteronormative? It's also weird to hear the guy with the foresight enough to make 1999 in '84 reference the original Sin Cities, Sodom and Gomorrah. The Bible's cool and all but Sodom and Gomorrah feels so...arcane. That being said, this week's 99 cents is Head from the Dirty Mind album. And here's a "mixtape" with some of the raunchiest offerings from His Royal Badness. It's hard to find some of the more popular songs because we know Prince is notorious for removing anything having to do with him from the Internet, but here you go:


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Oh, Prince. We miss the how you used to make us Gett Off. What's your favorite nasty Prince song?

Links
Prince with The New Yorker
Vanity 6 @ Now and Later


Prince, if you come across this post, please don't sue me. Just know that it's all love.

2 comments:

  1. i was pretty surprised with that prince revelation too.

    *raspberry berret

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  2. WTF, people are so suppressed, I always took him for bisexual, he's just sort of a sexual person, but I guess he will forever deny that. Wow, this world gets weirder and weirder.

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