I heard this song the other day, and it took me back. I think I was about 13 when this song was huge (great album, too), and the big-haired, sweater-wearing girls in the video are still exquisite. It also happens to be an example of the red-pill truths that I somehow missed on my way to becoming a pedestalizing White Knight, even while singing along to them:
She was pure like snowflakes
No one could ever stain
The memory of my angel
Could never cause me pain
Years go by I’m lookin’
Through a girly magazine
And there’s my homeroom angel
On the pages in-between
How did I not realize he was talking about my angel?
But more interestingly, it touches on a topic that comes up now and then in these parts: the idea that men prefer a woman with sexual experience. It’s always been my contention that that’s false. Except for the rare cuckold fetishist, men want unspoiled women. What happens is this: a guy meets a woman and falls in love with her, then finds out she’s had about ten times the amount of cock that he was guessing, but it’s too late, he’s hooked. So he rationalizes it away by telling himself that it shows she likes sex and isn’t shy about it, so at least he won’t have to wait too long and should get plenty. That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t prefer her to be a virgin, but he’s not willing to move on, so he’s looking for the silver lining.
The song describes that perfectly. When the guy first sees his “homeroom angel” in the girly magazine, he’s shocked and horrified. But after thinking about it a while, he finds the upside:
I hope that when this issue’s gone
I’ll see you when your clothes are on
Take your car, yes we will
We’ll take your car and drive it
We’ll take it to a motel room
And take ’em off in private
So he’s thinking, “Hey, she took her clothes off for millions of magazine buyers, so she’ll get naked for anyone, including me.” Before, he thought she was a good girl; now he thinks all he has to do is say the word and she’ll disrobe and jump him. Unfortunately for him, that’s probably not true at all. Sluts can be the biggest prudes ever when they aren’t attracted to a guy, and their defensiveness over their slutty acts only adds to that. If he was the nice guy who did her homework for her in school, he’s the last guy she would ever get naked for. Even the knowledge that he saw the centerfold would creep her out in a way that millions of strange guys seeing it didn’t.
So the lesson, guys: Your “homeroom angel” is really a devil, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be a devil for you. It doesn’t matter where she falls on the virgin-to-slut scale — if you want to see her naked in person, you have to be the guy she finds attractive.