I’ve never been a fan of Pink. I keep trying to like her music, but I haven’t found myself understanding the Pink obsession.
Recently, as much as I have tried to avoid it, I have been hearing a lot about her. Just when I thought I had successfully avoided her new album,
The Truth About Love, I downloaded my newest G3 Magazine and there she was on the cover. I had to wave the white flag and admit defeat.
I read through the first part of the article trying to find reasons to dislike her (I’m not sure why, it’s a real problem). I started to get annoyed when I couldn’t! Especially when I read about Pink being married, separated, then married again – to the same man. When she explained why, it was just such a plain, obvious, and down-to-earth answer that I started to read the rest of the piece with a new set of eyes. (The answer was simply that they just “weren’t done yet.”)
The very end of the interview touched base on why so many lesbians relate to Pink. Even as a girl who doesn’t particularly like her music, I found it clear why our community connects to her. Pink is beautiful, independent, and courageous… things admired by both lesbians and heterosexuals alike! She also really got me with her views on lesbianism. When asked if she could ever fall in love with a girl, she responded: “It hasn’t happened yet. But the beauty of love is that it cannot be planned and it catches you unaware.”
Well said, Pink. Well said.
And with that, I went straight to iTunes and downloaded her album. I mean, come on, a straight woman that really seems to get me? What’s next? Ellen and Portia having a kid?