A flurry of media reports – apparently backed up by evidence on social media – suggest faux-lesbian Russian pop duo t.A.T.U may perform at the opening of the Sochi Olympics tonight.
Photos on various social media sites (like this one posted on Facebook) seem to confirm rumours that the group, who rose to prominence with a marketed blend of faux pop-rock and faux schoolgirl homosexuality, will perform as part of a warm-up that will not be broadcast internationally.
t.A.T.U generated international headlines in 2003 with the release of video for their debut single, All The Things She Said, which featured duo Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova dressed as schoolgirls, kissing in the rain.
The group – who represented Russia in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest – went on to considerable success in their native Russia, despite their lesbian hijinks widely being perceived as a cynical marketing gimmick.
This was confirmed last year when Katina told the Daily Beast, “I never was a lesbian. I never was attracted to a girl.”
The Guardian reports that the Russian Olympic team will enter Fisht stadium to the soundtrack of the duo’s 2003 hit, Not Gonna Get Us.
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