A certain duo I saw on MTV today reminded me of this autumn’s sports day at my school. And yes, it does indeed involve Japanese schoolgirls and lesbianism. Kind of.
Whilst I don’t really have duties to perform at the annual sports day, as a teacher I’m expected to attend nonetheless. The day involves watching endless nonsensical events (I’m hard pushed to put most of them under the banner of sport), whilst at the same time doing my utmost to avoid getting involved in the teachers’ relay race. If you saw me run you’d understand why.
But anyway, I must push on in regards to schoolgirls and lesbianism. An integral part of the day is the girls dance routine. Mine is a pretty big school, so this performance involves over 300 female students dancing about in short skirts. Each year I see this extravaganza, I always feel a little bit awkward, a bit of an uncle fester. I mean, lets be honest, a fair number of people would pay a lot of money to witness such a performance. It has crossed my mind that if I were to film the proceedings, I could probably sell it for a tidy sum of money. But I hasten to say it remains merely a thought. Honest.
So anyway, that’s the Japanese schoolgirl section of the title dealt with. The lesbianism aspect was a new edition to this year’s event. As for reasons that defy explanation, one of the songs danced to this year was by the slightly infamous Russian duo TaTu. The are they or aren’t they argument is irrelevant really, as the image they portray leaves little to the imagination. So to use it in the girls dance repertoire, was, it has to be said, a surprise choice. Needless to say a film with that as a soundtrack could have significantly increased its selling price.
The thing is, the gay flavour wasn’t quite finished with TaTu. as for a stirring finale, The Pet Shop Boys Go West was blasted put of the school’s PA system. Figure that one out!
Thankfully when the boys turn came around, The Village people’s YMCA was not a part of the proceedings.