I ran into this video around the Interwebs this morning. It’s another parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” The original has been under fire because it is a not-so-slick celebration of rape culture. Just listen to it. But damn, it’s so catchy. I am very much guilty of liking the song. Now, the video, I can’t stand. The original, at least. I do enjoy all the parodies that have come out of it (like this one).
This new parody was put together by Mod Carousel, a Seattle-based boylesque troupe. The group’s comments behind the parody video are interesting,
“It’s our opinion 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 do 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.”
While I think the video doesn’t quite reach the objective of the group (Not all the guys are not ridiculous. I’m looking at you, long hair!), the highlight is really the ladies. DAMN, those voices! The song is performed by Caela Bailey and Dalisha Philips. Who is Miss Caela Bailey and why has her voice not been snatched by some label? Or at least made it to American Idol or something?
And just in case you can’t get enough of her voice, I’m going to leave these other two videos I found: