We, and many other commentators, have long lamented the absence of out gay footballers from the beautiful game. Apart from Swede, Anton Hysen, featured elsewhere in Lustralboy, it's a shortlist of zero.
Happily, along comes Brit electro band Hot Chip, formed in 2000, and noteable for their consistent support of the gay community. Their latest video for "Don't Deny Your Heart," their new single, takes their support to a whole new world, a world in which the game of football goes totally gay.
The video opens on the band playing a computer football game on the tour bus. Nothing remarkable happens until the players enter a "dimension of dance" and two rivals start getting it on, big time. The commentator remarks "This is what football is all about!" and soon everyone is making out in one giant "extraordinarily tender" outcome. Lovely!
The single comes from the band's fifth studio album, "In Our Heads,"
Lustralboy, unsurprisingly warmly recommends patient attention to the video, as well as the purchase of the excellent album.
Join our mailing list
- April 4th, 2017
- March 15th, 2017
- February 13th, 2017
- December 31st, 2016
- December 15th, 2016
- November 30th, 2016