The video quickly secured itself a cult following, with spoiler alert some praising the video for challenging gender stereotypes. Juicebox starts off innocently enough in a New York radio station, but quickly descends into a debaucherous night out. An old man dressed in a Santa hat clambering onto a crow-covered cross, a woman wearing angel wings and a suit painted with human organs, a little girl in Ku Klux Klan robes, trees strung with human foetuses…all of these scream NSFW, even if it did scoop the band a handful of MTV video awards. Y Control was deliberately shot to have a grainy, budget horror film vibe, but realistic or not, the video has Karen O surrounded by a creepy-looking bunch of children who carry around the body of a dead dog…and someone loses a hand. As well as the nudity that results from the video being set in a strip club, we get to watch RiRi coolly smoke a blunt and shoot down her rival with a pistol. You must be logged in to post a comment. There are good clips, bad clips, and then there are raunchy clips. Obviously, she was in no way supposed to resemble Kate Nash. Definitely NFSW, or maybe not suitable right before going to sleep either.
It has the feel and sentiment of a lot of the tracks on our new album. It talks about feeling alive, being free. The video follows a voyeuristic heterosexual female gaze — like my own — watching men in all forms, free, relaxed, sexy and objectified. The male gaze is well represented in videos: we see plenty of female nudity, statistically more than male nudity. It was difficult to find footage to this aim. It was difficult to find footage that showed men sexualised, sensual or vulnerable in the same way that women are. With the openness of the internet and the way music videos reach people, censorship is changing, and it means that, in many cases, we are becoming more accustomed to explicit material. Even the long-vilified erection is fine by me. Everything equally presented with less taboo so that diversity is accepted.
Music videos used to be a crucial way for an artist or group to promote their singles or albums. My how times have changed. The music video no doubt helped several iconic performers like Missy Elliott , TLC , Britney Spears and more solidify themselves into the global superstars that they are today. Oh, and there was a ton of eye candy along the way for us to gawk at.
The appearance of nudity in music videos has caused controversy since the late s, and several explicit music videos have been censored or banned. Nudity has gained wider acceptance on European television , where audiences often view nudity and sexuality as less objectionable than the depiction of violence. In contrast, MTV , VH1 and other North American music-related television channels usually censor what they think is inappropriate and might be considered offensive to their viewers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.