Wendy and Lisa Come Out (officially) and Call Prince "A Fancy Lesbian" - Oh No They Didn't!
members Wendy and Lisa officially come out and talk about their relationship People were in and out of the house and it was really utopian in a lot of ways. From long-distance relationships to getting back into dating, Wendy gives our readers her best love advice. Wendy & Lisa were in a committed relationship for twenty years. Although they're when I was little that video () made me tingle in strange ways lol. Quote.
That guy wanted fans. So anyway he could get them -- and a more interesting way he could do it -- appealed to him. Ill give you an example. We had a photo shoot for the Purple Rain poster. We were all in our different positions and he at one point walked over to me and Wendy and lifted my arm up and put my hand around Wendys waist and said, There. And that is the poster. Thats how precise he was about how he wanted the image of the band to be.
He wanted it to be way more obvious. We werent just the two girls in the band. We were the couple. We were the gay girls in the band. It was very calculated. And how did it make us feel? I felt slightly protected by it, which is really ironic. There was so much mystery around him and he never had to answer to anybody or anything and I was so young and dumb that I thought I could adopt that philosophy.
It was just, Here you go.
Prince’s complicated lesbian history
This is the name of the story and this is what it looks like. And it was all the more reason why we didnt feel as though we had to talk about it. People just saw it. They bought the records and we were successful, so it wasnt that big a deal.
Its like hip-hop today. Its dangerous, but every little kid in the Midwest is rapping. So Prince knew the full extent of your relationship? He wouldnt spend the night at our house.
Were Wendy & Lisa lovers?
He was very much aware of it. He was little and kinda prissy and everything. But hes so not gay. Hes a girl, for sure, but hes not gay. He looked at me like a gay woman would look at another woman. Hes like a fancy lesbian. I remember being at that Sexuality video shoot and him on stage with that little black jacket and that tie thing around his neck and his black pants with white buttons on the side. And we looked at each other for the first time and I thought, Oh, I could so fall in love with that girl easy.
It doesnt matter what sexuality, gender you are. Youre in the room with him and he gives you that look and you're like, Okay, Im done. Prince certainly played up the ambiguity of his sexuality, and yet many straight men have a certain kind of relationship with lesbians that a gay man doesnt have: Its a turn-on for them.
Did you feel at any point as though you were being exploited to assert Princes heterosexuality? Towards the very end of our relationship together as a working triumvirate, yes. It felt more like he had used up all he needed from us and he was going on to something else. But do you think that was connected to sexuality? Well, it mightve been because he got Cat the dancer and Sheila E. Because as a lesbian couple, we werent playing that sexuality with him specifically, and I think that maybe he needed more of that playfulness, and that probably came from him wanting to exploit his heterosexual side more.
Prince's complicated lesbian history - AfterEllen
Maybe it was unconscious, but yeah, for sure. All the women on Princes record label, Paisley Park, were really attractive. And as time went on, it became more of an issue whether or not they were picked for their musical talent. Prince liked to be your savior.
He liked to promise the world to you and he liked to be the guy who could deliver that to you and make you feel bigger than life. And I think he continues to do that with certain artists who would never be signed to a regular label and would never be played on radio and could never sell a record.
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