Fortify Yourself with the Beauty of Bisexual Lighting
With her stunning "Make Me Feel" video, Janelle Monáe has become the face of bisexual lighting—the objectively perfect color scheme of pink, purple, and blue.
Behold, the most objectively beautiful and aesthetically pleasing color scheme you've seen in movies, television, and music videos: bisexual lighting.
Bisexual lighting gained momentum in the queer community last year—mostly in conversations contained to Twitter, Reddit, and Pinterest—but experienced something of a revitalization after yesterday’s premiere of Janelle Monáe's "Make Me Feel" video.
The video is a big bi mood: Monáe shares a lollipop with her date (and rumored girlfriend) Tessa Thompson (incidentally Marvel's first bi superhero) and runs in an almost slapstick manner back and forth between Thompson and a man in a leather jacket while singing "that’s just the way that I feel" and "I can’t help it!" And she does this all while bathed in pink, purple, and blue lighting—the colors of the bisexual flag.
To celebrate Monáe, disarming color combinations, bisexuality, and all things beautiful, I've compiled a list of some of pop culture's most memorable bisexual lighting moments. Enjoy!
British super agent Lorraine (Theron) doesn't fall for her male colleague (James McAvoy) but instead has sex with a fellow female spy (Sofia Boutella). Of her character's sexual relationships, Theron told Variety she "loved" that the film didn't stop to explain her bisexuality.
"For so many reasons: My frustration of how that community is represented in cinema, or lack thereof. And also, it made perfect sense. It just suited her. It just felt there was a way through that relationship and the fact that it was a same-sex relationship to show a woman not having to fall in love, which is one of those female tropes."
A fan favorite of queer girls everywhere, "San Junipero" is a stunning love story and a welcome departure from the usual doom and gloom of Black Mirror.
Is there anything more beautiful than seeing the mysterious puppy-avenger of your dreams seeped in the colors of your underrepresented community? (No. The answer is no.)
I doubt there will ever be a film as visually stunning and emotionally potent as Moonlight. This scene, the film's poster, and moments on the beach made up of light pinks and blues provide haunting imagery to accompany the movie's lingering effects.
Extremely "I only love my King and Wakanda, I'm sorry" mood.
All hail our pastel prince.
Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend" is always worth a revisit—especially if you find yourself in a queer love triangle, which happens surprisingly often.
Pink is the flavor. Solve the riddle!