Why is it that this video appears to be so accurately representing the narratives of many gay men to the point where it has been awarded Internet fame, raking in over 4 million views in just a week.
Haven’t seen it? Here you go:
I have a sense of humor, and I could see the merite from a purely comedic point of view – Nikola Foti’s performance is wildly amusing – but I’m really kinda sad that this is what’s thought to exemplify the relationship between straight girl and gay male.
The girls I know are smart, independent, witty and much more complex and whose interests exceed materiality and dealing with boys. We talk about art, language, culture, social issues, politics, books, feminism, racism, ambitions, careers, love, gender, sex, music. It’s highly likely that I just attract bright, fun, unconventional girls.
I’d like to say that I repel girls such as the ones represented in this video but it’s not true. The thing is I can actually feel girls like this approaching me with that kind of attitude once they know I’m gay. Within minutes, I think they get the hint that I’m just not that kind of guy- I’m too queer for them.
I’ve got two suggestions: to the girls who find themselves relating to the video- meet a queer person. To the gay guys who find themselves relating to the video- meet girls who know what The Vagina Monologues is.