Every now and then there arrives a music video that toes the line a bit. Goes a little bit past the “societal norm” of sexuality. NIN’s “Closer” was one, and of course Madonna’s “Justify My Love”. These two I can understand, somewhat, the freak-out. The MTV censorship from tender impressionable young eyes….yeah, whatever. They’re gonna see worse.
Ahh, Trent. While there were many “disturbing” aspects of the video (the animals, the meat, the overall weirdness) it was images like these that got banned, I believe.
And Madonna. The queen of pushing the envelope. “Justify My Love” has genderbending, hints of group sex, bdsm, etc.
So in general people don’t push it too much these days. But Hilary Duff has a new video out (yeah yeah I know, Disney pop chick, you’re rolling your eyes at me) and she’s trying her best, I think, to let us know she’s all grown up. Ohhh yes….definitely. I only feel slightly pervy for lusting after her. I really like her new song/video, but many people don’t. She used the background track for Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” which I always liked that track, very sexy. The song, the video, Hilary…all very sexified. Very grown up. The video combines moments of her appearing a bit submissive, and other moments like a Domme on the prowl. The lyrics are mainly, well, not submissive, lol.
On a mission, for position by the end of the night
It’s like the prey, playing games with the hunter
No where to run boy, time to just surrender
The comments on YouTube are disturbing. I shouldn’t expect better, really. But she is being called slutty, a whore, a freak, etc. for this video/song.
Meanwhile I, on the other hand, am adding it to my pre-date mixed CD ;) This is another one of those songs that just gets me going, in more ways than one.
No where to run boy, time to just surrender…..