Later, when Grande meets the couple at a rooftop party, she and her gal pal are matching from head to toe: choker necklaces, little black minis, sky-high brunette ponys. At the very end of the video, the throuple wind up in the rooftop pool together. The guy, finally spotting his chance, tugs Grande toward him, but — twist! The result is a depiction of queer sexuality as a stand-in for self-love and self-empowerment. Vincent swerved with a side part while Lipa stuck to the center. Here, too, seducing a lookalike can be read as a self-empowerment narrative. Lipa made a jab at his expense when she accepted her award for Best New Artist, and other performances and wins that night clearly indicated that women have long since proved themselves to be musical titans. It makes sense, then, that some artists at the ceremony would reprise the well-worn trope of Implied Lesbianism as Loving The Self. Vincent, for example, has dated women. And when the viewers of these visuals themselves are queer, too?
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The concept was simple: Amy and Karma would pretend to be a lesbian couple, finally find some footing in Hester High School's popular crowd and, in Karma's case, land the hottest guy in school, Liam. And so far, so good. Though Lauren and Shane both know the girls' secret, Karmy have still got everyone else on " Faking It " fooled, and though their friendship has hit a few small bumps along the way, everything seems to be coming up roses for the time being. So how have a couple of BFFs who were recently obscure to the student body pulled off such a stunt?