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Gracias a Ivan.Years before the American Katy Perry make sucess singing that she enjoyed kissing a girl - and put lesbian style as something popular - the Russian duo t.A.T.u. already shocked people. Lena and Yulia were only 16 [ I see a little mistake here], when, in 2002, your firts songs about love between girls became hits. Since this period, girls were missed, till they come back with the album "Waste Management" and the video White Robe that took them back to the map of scandals.
In the begining there were only kisses and touches, but, in the new video, the swich love for... violence. In the end of the video, Lena shots Yulia! And she was pregnant! Some countries, includind Russia, were thinking about censore it. So, they filmed a light version.
-A lot of people asked if I wouldn't care I was really pregnant. Of course not. The video is against violence, shows terrible scenes that will want make people not to do that - says the "inocent" Yulia, by e-mail, 24.
The fact is that both were always shocking more with their image than their electronic pop. t.A.T.u. were formed by Ivan Shapovalov, a producer that has made a lot of tests loking for girls. The "homo" thing was his idea, an ex-psychologist that didn't even need a diploma for knowing what would happen. The duo got a fanclub of lesbians that got disapointed after the documentary "Anatomy of t.A.T.u." made everything clear.
-When we were teenagers, Yulia and me were findind out a lot of things. That's normal You try boys, you try girls and you decide what you prefer. By the end, Yulia decided she likes boys - she says laughting
Yulia knows she lost a lot of gay fans, but she doesn't get disapointed:
- You can't make everybody happy. There are a lot of polemics around this, and we like it.
In previous interviews, both said that Ivan could have dedicate more in music than scandals. In 2004, they broke up with him and, in the next year, they released another album. But "Dangerous and Moving" wasn't really famous outside East Europe. Part of midia were saying that t.A.T.u. just wasn't made to be. But they are still around and with new projects.
- I have already ten songs recorded, but we prefer not to talk to eachother about our solo careers. We are keeping secrets for eachother - says Lena, that doesn't care about what people says. - Just the history will say what was and what wasn't made to be. We are just two singers that believe everything was possible.