The Robin Thicke ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody Trumping All Others
If the above video isn’t to your taste, that’s the whole role reversal point.
It’s a parody of the current pop music genre of submissive and scantily clad women prancing about to overly suggestive and eroticized lyrics, and it’s hilarious, if not thought provoking, in its message.
In response to the criticism surrounding “Blurred Lines,” an Auckland University student group, the smartly scholastic and sarcastic Law Revue Girls, created “Defined Lines.”
The parody reverses the original video’s gender roles in an attempt to “define those supposedly ‘blurred lines’” and declares:
“What you see on TV / Doesn’t speak equality / It’s straight up misogyny.”
We couldn’t love it more.
“The message really is just that we think that women should be treated equally, and as part of that, we’re trying to address the culture of objectifying women in music videos,” Olivia Lubbock, one of the women featured in the video, said.
The Independent reported that “Defined Lines” was removed from YouTube briefly on Monday after being flagged for “inappropriate” sexual content, but has since been restored.
Lubbock called the video’s removal a “massive double standard,” since the models in Thicke’s original video are arguably far more sexualized.
“It’s just funny that the response has been so negative when you flip it around and objectify males,” Lubbock said.
We’re glad YouTube put “Defined Lines” back up. Having gone viral with over one million views during the past five days, it’s one music video the pop masses should see.
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(Via Huffington Post, The Australian, and Independent.UK)