G Flip on dating Selling Sunset’s Chrishell, getting naked and conquering the US
As an independent artist, it’s rare that millions of people learn who you are overnight. But that’s precisely what’s happened to Melbourne musician Georgia “G Flip” Flipo. Twice.
“It’s a little bit strange,” G Flip tells The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, laughing. “But to be honest, I’ve never been someone who reads heaps of comments or articles.”
The video for Get Me Outta Here was a surprise for Selling Sunset fans, but G Flip says it was actually Chrishell’s idea.Credit:Nazrin Massaro
The first time the musician went viral was in 2018, when their anthemic pop song About You went viral through Triple J’s Unearthed portal. The then 23-year-old bedroom producer quickly became a golden child of the national youth broadcaster and went on to headline their first national tour that same year.
But the second time, just last month, was possibly even more of a whirlwind – and it happened on an unlikely global stage.
During the season five reunion of Netflix’s Selling Sunset, US reality star and realtor Chrishell Stause confirmed rumours she was dating the non-binary musician, instantly sending Google searches for “G Flip” to an all-time high.
This was then compounded a few days later with the release of the music video for G Flip’s new song Get Me Outta Here. It’s a grungy pop-punk track which features Stause grinding on the artist in a convenience store.
Suddenly, the ARIA-Award nominee was the subject of interviews, with People magazine asking if and when they were going to have kids (Stause has previously talked about her desire to start a family) and BuzzFeed articles titled “I can’t stop thinking about Chrishell and G Flip”. Before meeting Chrishell, G Flip had never even watched Selling Sunset.
The responses to their relationship have ranged from judgmental confusion (Stause has previously only publicly dated men) to loving obsession. But none of it has fazed G Flip.
“People can say what they want to say. At the end of the day, me and Chrishell are happy, and we’re so grateful we’re in each other’s lives. We’re having fun. We’re happy.”
This all comes off the back of a monumental year for G Flip which has included publicly coming out as non-binary, moving to the US, and working on a huge string of international collaborations (including with Renforshort, mxmtoon, Upsahl and Lauren Sanderson).
“Twelve months ago I was in lockdown in Melbourne,” they say. “I moved to LA in September. And yeah… it’s been a really, really great year.
“Australia’s great, but we’re so small. LA is such a hub for creativity. I’m meeting so many crazy, creative new bands and working with so many great producers.”
The music video for Get Me Outta Here, they say, was actually Stause’s idea. They then worked with creative director Nas Bogado and a crew that was 80 per cent queer to bring it to life.
The result is what G Flip has called their “favourite release to date”. It shows off their skills as a drummer (something they want to foreground more after the “very pop aesthetic” of their first album). And it’s also one of a string of recent songs – including Scream and Gay 4 Me – that have been explicitly sexual in their lyrics or visuals.
That final point wasn’t a deliberate move, G Flip says. But it is reflective of a new confidence they have in both their work and personal life.
“The more comfortable you are in your skin, the more likely you’re cool to get naked or show off more,” G Flip says.
“I think the more comfortable you are in your skin, the more likely you’re cool to get naked or show off more,” they say. “For me, coming out queer and then non-binary, I just became so comfortable in who I am, my sexuality and singing more sexual lyrics.
“I’m so much more comfortable owning my voice, skin and thoughts.”
And they’re also aware of how impactful publicly owning this can be in terms of representation, particularly for younger fans.
Earlier this year they filmed a segment for an ABC kids’ show about their gender identity and, while acknowledging it’s different for all non-binary people, explained: “If blueberries are boys and strawberries are girls, and you put them in a blender, you get a gender smoothie. And that’s what I am. I feel like a mix of both genders.”
“I really do hope that I can be someone who helps educate others,” they say. “I’m also really proud of Chrishell, who has been trying to teach people too.”
After announcing their relationship Stause posted a video on her Instagram explaining how sex is different from gender and encouraged her 3.6 million followers to learn more. It’s something the musician would have loved to see when they were younger.
“When I was growing up I wasn’t educated about [what being non-binary was]. But when I learned more, I realised, ‘Oh my God, that’s been me my whole life’,” they say. “Coming out as non-binary has honestly been the best thing ever for me.”
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