Does love really conquer all? How does love, for example, triumph over homophobia and racism? Great Caesar premiered its new music video for “Don’t Ask Me Why” on Upworthy today, and the band gave us answers to those questions and more in a powerful new video.
The music video introduces the audience to three young couples. The first is a mixed race couple that falls in love in the segregated America of the mid-twentieth century. The other couples — who are also dating outside of their races — experience what it is like to navigate high school and home life while being gay.
“Don’t Ask Me Why” is a beautiful testament to the power of love, but it is also a jarring reminder of the potential consequences of expressing that love. A group of white males beats the young black male with a baseball bat, the football player is harassed and beat by his teammates, and one young woman is kicked out of her home after revealing to her parents that she is in a relationship with another girl.
We won’t spoil the ending for you, but we recommend that you grab some tissues.
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