To us, this may look like submerged lesbian desire, but at the time, women's interests in other women were assumed to be typical for all women. That Mixalot sample isn't just Minaj claiming to be the kind of woman Mixalot wants; it's Minaj claiming she wants that kind of woman too. Lo and Iggy surely have substantial numbers of female fans. She may be objectified, but she wants you to know that whatever object she appears to be is subject to her own imagination. The "Booty" video may be mindless titillation, but the mindless titillation seems deliberately aimed at women as well as men.
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Their Dads Must Be Proud – Girls Shaking Their Booties [VIDEOS]
Lo grabbing each other, it's easy to see it as a come on to a female audience as well. She points to Victorian fashion plates, where women were often drawn staring at other women's breasts; or to debates about birching, in which female readers wrote in to magazines describing in loving detail how other women should be whipped and chastised as punishment. This isn't to say that the video is somehow breaking boundaries. To us, this may look like submerged lesbian desire, but at the time, women's interests in other women were assumed to be typical for all women.