If you have a pulse, you surely already adore Jennifer Hudson. We love her style, we love her outspoken body positivity, we love her affinity for weird feathered masks. And today, thanks to a recent interview with the Huffington Post, we get the opportunity to love her slightly awkward, slightly uncomfortable opinions about sex.
When asked who or what she thinks is overrated lately, Jennifer gave the world this delightful little snack of a quote:
Singing about the same old things in music is so overrated. Sex, drinking, the club. Okay, especially sex. Like, we are grownups, we ain’t over that, like, really? Ain’t you too old for that kind of thing? Can we talk about something else? I get annoyed with those things.
Okay, yes– the mythical “da club” that we keep hearing about in Top 40 is way, way overdone, and our media is definitely over-saturated with prodigious displays of sexuality. But on the other hand… how exactly is Jennifer convinced that talking about sex is immature? I’m pretty sure being a grownup should be a prerequisite to singing about sex. There’s a reason why Kidz Bop never covered “Like A Virgin.” I talked about sex a lot on the fifth grade schoolbus, but that’s really gross to think about now, and I’d much rather hear Rihanna sing about S&M than someone with braces. But maybe that’s just me.
And speaking of my fifth grade self, I’m really glad we’re having this discussion today. Just like some kids dream of becoming presidents and nurses and veterinarians, I grew up desperately clinging to my childlike fantasy of one day using the internet to deliver news about different celebrities’ opinions on sexual intercourse. When Britney Spears announced to the E! network that “loves sex” because “sex is great,” I was there to tell you about it. When Zac Efron awkwardly crooned to Glamour about how “sex is a beautiful thing,” I was there to tell you about it. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to bite the bullet and get it done. Thank you, Jennifer Hudson, for saying something puritanical and giving me the chance to live my best life.
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