Dove Cameron Drops Sexy Music Video for Queer Anthem ‘Boyfriend’
Dove Cameron has been teasing the release of her new music video for her record-breaking song Boyfriend for a few weeks now, and thankfully it has finally arrived. Promising that she would “be a better boyfriend than him,” the music video features sultry clips of Cameron and lead model Charlene Lefever in dancing scenes along with several makeout sessions in a graffitied photo booth, in an open-top car, and in a freight elevator.
Plainly put, the music video was a sexy introduction to the new era of Dove Cameron that we’re excited to see. Shedding whatever past image you might have had of her, like the skin of a snake that has become a constant motif in the singer’s life, she finds her footing in the queer community with this music video.
The Emmy Award–winning actor picked up her music writing pen and created a hit song that has been crowned a queer anthem for its women-loving-women and overall LGBTQ+ themes. The song itself has over 100 million streams on Spotify, making it Cameron’s most streamed song on the platform. A former Disney star, she has several hits attached to her name from her days playing Maleficent’s daughter, Mal, on the Disney Channel original movie series Descendants.
Cameron is making a statement of her own with this music video, one that shows off her edgy new look and focuses on her growing style and personality—frankly, we’re excited for this era; it encompasses parts of her we didn’t get to see when she was a Disney darling. This type of growth is to be expected—and highly anticipated—for a mature woman who is choosing edgier acting roles along with finally creating the music she wants.
Directed by Lauren Sick, the Boyfriend video features choreography from Amy Gardner, with Cameron and Lefever as the two focal points. Erin Walsh styled Cameron in a silver sequined top while Lefever wore a rhinestone-dotted netting dress that rang true to the lyrics “Plus all my clothes would fit.” Hairstylist Clayton Hawkins gave Cameron’s long hair (once platinum blonde but now brunette) subtle beach waves that kept up with the convertible scenes. When you watch the video, don’t be surprised if you fall into the singer’s stare; Euphoria makeup artist Alexandra French studded Cameron’s eyes with an outline liner in rhinestones while emphasizing her chiseled jaw.
Boyfriend became an instant hit when Dove Cameron originally shared it on a short clip on her TikTok that quickly gained viral status, with thousands of comments begging the singer to release the song. After a bit of initial fear and an emotional statement shared with TikTok, the 26-year-old released the song in mid-February.
She wrote in a video on her TikTok, “Emotional!!! Will come back & speak on how much it means to me to write/release a queer perspective song & have it feel powerful and right, not terrifying like I had always imagined.” This song comes a year after Cameron came out as queer and after the Schmigadoon! actor had a real-life experience in New York, a story that the lyrics play out in her melodic alto voice.
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