They’re not gonna get us! The Russian pop duo T.a.T.u. kicked off the 2014 Sochi Olympic games with a bang on Feb. 7, with an energetic and shockingly gay-friendly performance that included their two biggest hits.
Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova — or T.a.T.u., as we know them — are officially back! The ladies kicked off the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Feb. 7, with a pre-show performance that looks like it came straight from a San Francisco gay pride parade.
Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: T.a.T.u.’s Gay-Friendly Performance
We were completely blown away by T.a.T.u, who performed their hits ““All The Things She Said” and “Not Gonna Get Us” in an internationally televised performance, for the first time in years.
It was an interesting move, considering the pop duo became famous not only for their music, but for their LGBT image. The lyrics to “All The Things She Said” suggest a gay or bisexual relationship, and Russia has come under extreme fire for its abysmal treatment of gay people. In fact, Vladimir Putin even created a law that prohibits so-called “gay propaganda” from being spread among children.
It seems like Russia is trying their best to move away from their anti-gay image, as the T.a.T.u. ladies stormed the stage holding hands while the stadium was hit with an explosion of rainbow lights. T.a.T.u.’s backup dancers even wore rainbow uniforms, so the message was definitely heard loud and clear.
However, it also must be noted that both members of T.a.T.u. are actually heterosexual… but at least Russia is trying?
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Were you excited to see T.a.T.u. perform after so many years out of the spotlight? Are you surprised by the gay-friendly performance?
— Shaunna Murphy