It’s this generation’s “Robert Palmer-esque” music video, with a shit storm of controversy that’s followed it and seen it removed and returned to You Tube. What am I talking about? I’m talking about that Robin Thicke video.
Slated for it’s sexist lyrics and topless models, it’s garnered itself a reputation amongst feminists the world over for its female objectification (and I don’t object at all myself). But Seattle based boylesque troupe, Mod Carousel, have gone toe-to-toe with Thicke and have created a rather funny and sexy parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video (see below).
They’re opinion is
“that most attempts to show female objectification in the media by swapping the genders serve more to ridicule the male body than to highlight the extent to which women get objectified and does everyone a disservice. We made this video specifically to show a spectrum of sexuality as well as present both women and men in a positive light, one where objectifying men is more than alright and where women can be strong and sexy without negative repercussions.”
I think they do an awesome job in both parodying the original video and in replicating the sound of the original song.
No matter what way you slice and dice it though, the original video will go down history and join the legendary Robert Palmer video in the hall of fame.