Queer Los Angeles band MUNA has been releasing weekly lyric videos from their album, About U, all of which tug heavily at our heartstrings. These clips have been ambiguous vignettes, created by filmmakers Isaac Schneider and Wyatt Winborne, and this week's installment for "End of Desire" offers a relatable story about bringing home your queer lover for the first time.
In the video, we see a young women, who's visiting her family and bringing her girlfriend along--a simple narrative, but one that's often intimidating for new queer relationships. As the story plays out, MUNA's chorus repeats the lyrics, "Are you taking me home?" This insecure, walls-down question reminds viewers that "home" for queers is often not where we can be ourselves--where our desires reach an end, as the song suggests.
The girls eventually excuse themselves to find solace in one another, before ultimately deciding to run away together. Do our relationships allow us to run away from our own pasts, our own insecurities and inability to be ourselves? Or are they doomed to fail if we can't overcome our inner saboteurs? The band's song fades away, "My love, are you taking me home?" raising a question that almost all queer people must answer at some point--can we bring our lives home, if we've never feel comfortable in our homes?