Here are my tweets on George Michael’s song “Outside”. A close reading of the lyrics and a homage! Rest in power, George!
Actually… I am going to do a tutorial.
“Back to nature, just human nature
Getting on back to”
– the most powerful lyrics in LGBT music.
Because from the beginning George Michael returns to sexuality as desire; sex is the meeting of two desiring bodies; gay sex follows the natural logic of two desiring men
There is no place to stigmatise, marginalise, belittle or put-down if the starting point is constructed as natural & shared by most: desire
“I think I’m done with the sofa
I think I’m done with the hall
I think I’m done with the kitchen table, baby”
heterosex is boring! Restricted by social mores and religious strictures
Domesticated hetero sex, a legacy, in part, of the #c18 intro of street lighting, is normative…
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