What’s It Gonna Be? by Shura
What’s It Gonna Be? is a single from the debut album of Shura called Nothing’s Real. The music video clip is inspired by Breakfast Club aesthetic, a film directed by John Hughes and released in 1985. In her work, Shura created an interesting twist in which the two main characters end up with their respective crushs, instead of meeting the public expectations, by avoiding all the clichés contained in the 80s high school movie trope. We are therefore encouraged to explore four archetypal characters (The Jock, The Nerd, The Dork and The Popular Kid) through an original and very gay perspective. In fact, the song What’s It Gonna Be? is depicting a one-sided relationship between two close friends in school. We see their relation metamorphosing gradually as time passes only to discover that the characters featured at the begining will take two different paths. This piece is a cute metaphor of unconditional love and a postive representation of homosexuality.