The school of Scissor Sisters is now in session, as the New York glam gay band is instructing everyone how to kiki.
What is a kiki? As singer Ana Matronic says: ‘A kiki is a party for calming all your nerves, where spilling tea and dishing just desserts one may deserve.’
Matronic is the teacher, alongside front man Jake Shears, Babydaddy, Del Marquis and two backing dancers for the video.
The song is from the pop band’s third album Magic Hour, and the lyrics celebrate gay slang and drag culture.
Some reviewers have compared the single to Madonna’s Vogue in the same way it commercializes an underground dance scene.
Let’s Have A Kiki first burst onto the mainstream when Anne Hathaway was promoting her Catwoman role in The Dark Knight Rises on David Letterman’s late night show.
She informed the veteran host what a kiki is, and told him it was a ‘Scissor Sisters song that I’m obsessed with.’
Gay icon Cher, singer Katy Perry, comic Kathy Griffin, and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton have also tweeted about the track.
Magic Hour debuted at number one on the US Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and has gone onto critical and commercial success in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.
Check out the video to Let’s Have A Kiki here: