Gender-swapping 'Blurred Lines' parody video is hilarious & brilliant
Okay, you guys, I am a total square and not ashamed to admit it. I am not current with music that isn't popular with 4-year-olds so I missed it, I missed the hype surrounding Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video, but then when I saw that Mod Cararousel had done a parody of the video with gender roles reversed, I thought I should check out the original before the parody in order to truly appreciate the parody.
Holy smokes, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video is full of perky naked female tits and ass. The director, Diane Martel, defended the female nudity with the claim that the nude women are "subtly ridiculing" the men. News flash, Martel, it's too subtle. Diane sounds like a woman's name to me. This just goes to show that woman can objectify women just as much as men can. I don't know, call me crazy, but naked women being sung to and called an animal by fully clad men just doesn't strike me as empowering.
Alright, so that's what I thought about the original video and despite the claims at the end that Robin Thicke has a big dick, considering what the ladies had on display, he could have just dropped trou and given us a peek, I would have found that quite empowering.
As for the parody of "Blurred Lines" by Mod Carousel, a Seattle-based boylesque troupe, now that version is BRILLIANT! First of all the vocals are phenomenal, the scantily clad men are fantastic and thier objectification seems totally liberating in contrast to the orignial video and even not in contrast. Okay, I don't need to deconstruct it too much for you. You can check it out yourself.
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