When Dove Cameron insists it’s “ladies first,” we listen!
The former Disney star and current pop princess brought her powerful swagger to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, performing her hit song “Boyfriend,” as well as a stripped-down and sensual version of Lil Nas X’s huge hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” Now this is how you feed the gays!
Sitting with her legs spread wide (like any good queer girl would) Cameron slowed down and sapphic'd up X's song by changing its lyrics about boys to be about girls. “Never want the ladies that’s in my league, I want to f*** the ones I envy, I envy,” she sings.
Now that we know Dove is a fan (as if we couldn’t have already guessed), these two queer icons need to collab! Lil Nas X is unquestionably at the top of the pop and queer worlds world right now, and Cameron is fast rising in both, so the two are a perfect match.
In the same week she covered Lil Nas X, Cameron took her sapphic anthem “Boyfriend” to a national audience, performing it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. With an upright bass and full horn section, she turned the song into a barn-burning jazzy rager.
Dressed in all black with deadly sharp eyeshadow and liner, Cameron is looking like the ultimate queer femme fatale. How can we not take her up on her offer to be all of our boyfriends?
With Cameron’s latest single and video, she’s certainly entering a phase of her career where her queerness is comfortably front and center, and we could not be happier! As she’s said before, everything she does as a queer person is from a queer perspective, but it’s only recently that she’s felt she could lean into her queerness as a part of her career.
“It's like, okay, I can occupy this space,” she previously told Out about centering queerness in the “Boyfriend” music video. “And it's safe, and I'm allowed to be the fullness of who I am, and I can survive it. And not only that, but I can create from there, and it can go well.”