Video Hangover: Jill Sobule – “I Kissed A Girl”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks ‘em down for you. Why Video Hangover? Because when you watch as many videos as we do, you’re going to feel it afterwards.

“I Kissed A Girl”
Jill Sobule, 1995

Calm down, people, it’s exactly what you think.


Get back in that closet, and make me a pie!
The song is a coy, lesbian-power anthem, but what are we supposed to make of the video’s “just kidding” ending, where both women end up barefoot and pregnant (and presumably still married to their hammer-headed men)? Apparently a kiss between women, portrayed here as a subversive act of self-expression, is no match for the forces of suburban conformity, and love between girls does not conquer all. Kind of takes the edge off, no? The moral of the story: Do not mess with Fabio – he can get you pregnant just by looking.

I can’t believe it’s Fabio
Speaking of everybody’s favorite Italian bohunk, do you think he even knows he was in a video where he was cuckolded by a chick? It’s 13 years later, and he probably still thinks it was a detergent commercial or something.

She’s much more gentle with the knobs on the amp
For a girl who likes kissing girls, Jill sure knows her way around a whammy bar. Until the 1:57 mark, that is, when it looks like she’s trying to tear it right off the guitar. Yikes! Message received, loud and clear.

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