Russian controversial duo Tatu has made its way onto the top of the British pop chart. Last week's No. 1, "Stop Living the Lie" by pop star David Sneddon, winner of the BBC's "Fame Academy,” now takes the third position in the chart.
The hit performed by Julia Volkova (16) and Lena Katina (17) is called “All the Things She Said.” It is now the most popular song amid British music lovers. It is worth mentioning that this is the first time when a Russian artist takes the top position of the British countdown. Tatu’s victory was not that simple, though. The video to the song shocked a lot of people. Two schoolgirls kissing in the rain seemed to be too outrageous for television. Decent British people think that the girls went too far in their promotion of lesbian teen sex. British husband and wife TV team Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan accused record companies of advertising pedophile porn and called upon everyone to boycott the single. Yet, the tabooed subject of lesbian teen sex attracts the attention of a lot of people anyway.
As it is well known, the girls from Tatu (which translates as “This Girl Loves That Girl”) keep up the image of teen lesbians that love each other madly. This image was made up by Tatu’s producer Ivan Shapovalov. Julia and Lena can easily make a public confession of their mutual attraction on stage. Sometimes they book a suit with only one bed in a hotel. It is rumored, though, that the two girls have boyfriends in Russia.
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