Words: Steve Brown
Pansexual singer Mike Taveira explores everything in the latest video for his new single 'Curious'.
The new video - which was dropped yesterday (February 20) - depicts Taveira exploring the many facets of his sexuality through the likes of arm-wrestling with intense eye contact, sometimes playing mostly-naked video games, and sometimes being whipped with a leather crop.
Featuring a wide array of characters - such as drag queens, cisgender gay men, cis straight women, non-binary people and trans women - Taveira told Billboard how he hopes the video will help explain pansexuality.
He said: “I never had a pansexual person to look up to. So, I'm doing this for the people who need someone to look up to.”
The video features a number of iconic queer talent such as RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winner Monét X Change, Drag Race OG Sonique, trans model Arisce Wanzer and George Todd McLachlan from Showtime’s Shameless.
Taveira - who came out as pansexual two years ago - is seen exploring his sexuality with all of them.
And while speaking to Billboard, Taveira says 'Curious' is about his first queer experience and 'celebrating my queerness'.
He continues: "So 'Curious' is about my first queer experience, and also about celebrating my queerness.
"In high school there was somebody I was very attracted to, and he to me, but society kept us from doing anything.
"That is, until we were alone. It’s also a celebration of queerness and how you can be curious and question your sexuality all the time.
"I think a lot of people could be pansexual, if they opened their minds’ a little more.
"There’s always a box that people put you in, so I feel like sometimes they won’t believe it when someone says they are pansexual… because it’s hard for them to comprehend!"
Check out the video below: