But, I'm wondering how, when I first saw the video of Wake Me Up Before You Go Go--I was in my early teens--I could have failed to realize that George Michael was gay? The swing of the hips, the facial expressions, heck, just the short shorts and the color of his outfit in the second half of the video, gave it all away. If I saw this video for the first time today, I sure as hell wouldn't have any second thoughts about his sexuality. The thing is at that time, I was aware of the orientation of other musicians. Boy George, for instance (but one could hardly mistake his orientation). I saw at once that Freddie Mercury was gay after seeing some of Queen's videos.
So why didn't I see the same in George Michael? I wrote about this topic in another place and another time. And to this day I'm still puzzled as to how I could've missed it. Failing to see the obvious. Selective naiveté, maybe?