'Lost Cause': Billie Eilish flashes cleavage with friends in sultry video, fans say 'feels like queerbaiting'
Billie Eilish can be seen playing Twister with her pals in the music video for 'Lost Cause', at other times she feeds them and also kisses one of them
The Grammy-winning icon of pop culture known for her baggy clothes and green hair, Billie Eilish, is getting down and dirty with her gang of girls at a luxurious venue in her new music video for the song 'Lost Cause'. Sprawled in a plush queen size bed with her girlfriends, the 19-year-old doesn't shy away from flaunting her curves. With already buzzing chatter around her upcoming second album, Eilish's cleavage has set Twitter ablaze with how sizzling everything looks.
At times Eilish can be seen playing Twister with her pals, at other times she feeds them and also kisses one of her friends wearing wax lips. It's not hard to guess at all why the music video has once again sent Twitter down the rabbit hole of figuring out if Billie Eilish is gay. Others have also taken to slam the artist for frolicking with her female friends, thereby allegedly queerbaiting and getting applauded by the masses. Regardless, there's no denying the video — directed by Eilish herself — shows her having the time of her life.
The song is overall a moody one where Eilish rants with the angst of teenage romance about someone who "wasn't even there that day," reminiscent of Dua Lipa's 'New Rules' and Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Getting Back Together'. Eilish sings, presumably, about an ex who didn't care enough, but she's the one who doesn't "really care right now" as she's busy living it up with her friends.
Piling together in bed, the women curl up around each other as Eilish goes on with the catchy tune. And when not in bed, the women take the party to the countertops in the kitchen. They play Twister among other games and Eilish dotingly watches her friend's twerking expertise. Seen in either blue or tan pajamas, the ladies push Eilish around the house in a rolling chair. And when the party reaches the living room, Eilish sizzles up the mood with her dance skills in a choreographed sequence with her friends.
Outside the party plays with darts, silly strings, and water guns — the excitement level of which was relayed through Eilish's post about the song, where she wrote "'Lost Cause' SONG AND VIDEO OUT NOWWWWWW YEEEEEEEEE. we had the time of our lives being hot & shooting this heeheeeeeehee. ENJOY LOL."
The song comes just days after the singer announced her 2022 global tour for her second album 'Happier Than Ever'. The 32-date world tour across the US, UK, Canada, and Europe already had Eilish's fans buzzing with thrill. And this music video for 'Lost Cause' clearly took things higher as Twitter users wrote "billie eilish has me so gay rn".
Others were left wondering Eilish's own sexuality as a user asked "so is billie eilish gay or what". Probably answering their questions, one user declared "billie eilish is def gay pls don’t even deny". The other issue that social media had with the video was whether Eilish was queerbaiting — a tactic used by popular fiction where potential love interests of the same sex are hinted at to pull in audience. One user complained "oh great just found out billie eilish is now bordering on queerbaiting in her new video (if her label is still straight)".
so is billie eilish gay or what— ella (@elIaeIIa) June 3, 2021
billie eilish is def gay pls don’t even deny pic.twitter.com/NR9vz6NVLM— merliah (@nastyclity) June 3, 2021
oh great just found out billie eilish is now bordering on queerbaiting in her new video (if her label is still straight)— anna ☂︎ (@YUMEKOHARGREEVE) June 3, 2021
Some fans touted the timing of this music video, claiming Eilish paid nod to Pride Month, which is celebrated every year through the month of June. One user wrote "her releasing this video during pride month just feels right." But to that, another user replied pointing out, "but she’s stated multiple times she was straight… idk it kinda bugs me it feels like queerbaiting… idk tho". Watch the video here:
One frustrated user also shared "was scared to come out as bisexual for so long and hid my relationships with women but billie eilish, as an admittedly straight women, can queerbait and get praised for it because she’s hot and no one cares :/" And another claimed "if billie eilish keeps slightly queerbaiting i will bite her." One fan of the singer struck a whole other conversation when they asked "is billie eilish actually queerbaiting or are you just mad that she isn't gay." But the general consensus is positive towards the video.
but she’s stated multiple times she was straight… idk it kinda bugs me it feels like queerbaiting… idk tho— lexdoja (@lexdoja1) June 2, 2021
was scared to come out as bisexual for so long and hid my relationships with women but billie eilish, as an admittedly straight women, can queerbait and get praised for it because she’s hot and no one cares :/— emma elizabeth (@emmaehinchey) June 2, 2021
if billie eilish keeps slightly queerbaiting i will bite her— joanne (@tinywittylover) June 3, 2021
is billie eilish actually queerbaiting or are you just mad that she isn't gay— mars 9 (@abuseourpower) June 3, 2021