A lot of my Sex+ babes have been sending me Lily Allen’s new music video “Hard Out Here" and asking for a review. So…here are my half baked thoughts.
Let me start by saying that I love that there are fierce female musicians out there creating content that critiques misogyny in the media. At it’s heart, this song is the shit. It slaps, it’s critical, it’s unapologetic and real. Oh, and it makes fun of Robin Thicke.
Why can’t we have more like this? Plz? Pritty plz? I wish it was more common. And for that, I give Lily Allen mad props.
Howeverrrrrr I am in solidarity with the outcry about some issues with the video. Unfortunately, Lily went by the wayside by objectifying black women (a la miley cyrus and iggie azalea). Again and again we see white women using black women as props — there for ass shaking and adding an edgy/sexy vibe in the background.
If you watch the vid, you’ll notice the black women are hyper-sexualized in a way that Lily herself (and the other white/white passing women) are not.
On the contrary, my dear anonymous, I can be whatever you want me to be. ;)
Or even a lamp:
oh yes, especially a lamp.
WHY DO YOU LIVE IN MY ROOM
WHAT IS GOING ON
It would have been nice if you told me before you started living on my bookshelf.
OH MY GOD
Twinkle twinkle little slut
Name a guy you haven’t fucked.
Was he skinny?
Was he tall?
Nevermind you did them all.
Twinkle twinkle little bitch
Close your legs it smells like fish.
Twinkle twinkle little shit
Try to think of this a bit:
Does it affect
You at all
Who has sex or none at all?
No it doesn’t, little shit,
Shut your fucking mouth you twit.
takin off ur bra at the end of the day
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