In the upcoming season of Glee, Demi Lovato and Naya Rivera will be sharing a kiss. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Lovato revealed that she hopes her kiss will be “inspiring” rather than “crazy,” which she presumably means in the “I Kissed A Girl”-manner. Her reasoning:
“What I want people to take away from this isn’t, ‘Oh my god, Demi is kissing a girl, like this is crazy’ or whatever; I want people to take from it [that] this is actually an incredible step in our generation today where I’m able to play a young lesbian on prime time TV. It’s becoming the norm and I’m honored to be able to be hopefully inspiring people with my character to be who they are and not be afraid or ashamed.”
Okay, Demi, that’s all well and good, but how do us non-famous people have inspiring kisses? I am a rather boring and normal person; I am not good at being inspirational with anything except peculiar uses for avocados and making people with annoying laughs feel better because mine is so awful.
While I get that Lovato is referring to her kiss with Rivera being inspiring due to the rug of social conditions under which gay and lesbian characters have often been swept, I would like to simply think about how kisses can be inspirational. I have recently had one of my more absurdly inspiring kisses and am in the mood to talk make-outs, so let’s explore, shall we?
For this tutorial, you will need: a stereo, Morgan Freeman, several lonely years of your life and at least one mask.
Photo: Romeo + Juliet.