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It’s interesting that the Geek and Gamer Girls song by Team Unicorn has come under fire a little bit by the geek population at large, especially genuine geek girls. The general gist of it being that these aren’t real geek girls, this isn’t a real celebration of being a geek girl, and it is little more than pandering to male adolescent fantasies (something that our own Geek Love section is accused of frequently). PS... For all my male pandering, I would like to point out that Wolf Gnard's Geek Love is not just about pretty pictures, but picking apart our obsession with said pretty pictures.
Is the Geek and Gamer Girls song Geexploration?
Is this something that's designed to appeal to geeks or a way to make geeks appeal to a general public? Take this picture of twin slave Leias kissing at ComicCon that has been working its way across every red blooded computer screen. The problem is they don’t need to be a Princess Leia kissing another Princess Leia to be hot. They could just be hot lesbians and that would be just as hot. I’m not sure if the gold bikinis actually makes this a sexier picture. However, if you look at this sexy lady Spock, there’s definitely something that’s more appealing about her because of Spock. What do we think about her? Perhaps, she’d understand my pain? Or, maybe, I just like Spock way too much. I don't know why I want to give Spockette more cred than the Leias, I think there's something more authentic about her. Perhaps, the kissing Leias say more about the nature of ComicCon—no longer a celebration of geekdom, but a way to mass market geeks to make a dollar. Can the same be said for Team Unicorn?
Detractors will say these are just hot chicks playing dress up. They say the same thing about Olivia Munn; that at the end of the day, she’s an actress that someone geekier is feeding lines to. Geek credentials often come down to memorizing mass amounts of raw Sci-fi data, and quite frankly I always think there’s more to being a geek than an encyclopedic knowledge of Dr. Who or how good you get your 'tendo on.
Who is Team Unicorn?
It's unfair to say that Team Unicorn doesn't represent geek girls because of their looks, we have to let their actual geek credentials stand for themselves. Michele Boyd has a degree in Neurobiology, which definitely makes her smarter than me. Is she geekier than myself? That’s left to be seen, but she’s without a doubt smarter than me. The geekiest thing Clare Grant has ever done is Seth Green (she’s married to him). Besides that she’s a model and actress, which means that she may or may not be soulless. Milynn Sarley was in Street Fighter High: The Musical and hosts Electronic Arts TV, however, these are more or less simply parts she plays. Rileah Vanderbilt is married to Adam Green (director of the Hatchet movies and no relation to Seth), which maybe qualifies you for something… maybe? However, a lot of people have come out of the woodwork saying that they all are maybe, sorta, okay at playing video games. At the very least, Team Unicorn has played Halo, which is more than I can say for any girl I've ever dated. Give them some cred.
But are these geek girls or are they just getting plugs for their far geekier husbands?
Like I said earlier being a geek needs to be about more than just trivia. There is something to be said of the geek experience, and that something is being an outcast. It's the classic question, what came first: the chicken or the egg? The geek or the fandom? Was I an outcast because I played D&D or was I playing D&D because I was an outcast. And the problem is that no matter how you dress them up, no matter how many Xbox achievements they unlock, a hot chick can never really be an outcast. And this is where a million girls come out and say, “I'm hot, I'm a geek, and I was an outcast.” But it's just not the same. It's the difference of being ridiculed by the captain of the football team because you're strange, or because he secretly wants to date you. Perhaps, the beautiful geek girl does feel lonely, and finds comfort in geeky things, but they feel it in very different ways. Do hot chicks feel pain, do hot chicks feel joy, do hot chicks dream electric sheep? The world may never know. Although, in some ways being insanely good looking sounds a lot like being autistic because you don't have a proper frame of references for feeling genuine emotions, and if being hot is like being autistic, don't they say being autistic is like being a geek?
If I've offended any beautiful geeky girls out there, I'm confident that you won't bee too shaken up. I know you'll rest peaceful tonight because you possess the profound knowledge that you are, in fact, beautiful and consequently loved and desired, and that's what truly separates you from a real geek.
At least, they’re saying girls that are geeks can have sex appeal. The guys in the video are repulsive (except, of course, for Stan “The Man” Lee). Can't we dispel the myth that all fanboys are virgin losers? As a guy, I get that the message of Geek and Gamer Girls is that geek girls can get dates, and geek guys will die alone. Something for all of us to look forward to.
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