Friday, March 28, 2014

Sexual but not sexist

I am fascinated by this video by Ingrid Michaelson called "Girls Chase Boys". I think it is so delightful to witness how all the men and women in this video are shown pretty equally. "Pretty" is taken literally too. The dancers are all races and they are all equally sexualized but it isn't sexist. The movements are all sexy in nature but almost goofy in presentation. There is something awkward about it all but at the same time, it is pretty liberating. It is a level playing field. I can't help but wonder if those guys really felt pretty when they danced for this video. Either way, I am really interested in the message that this video is sending. It is cool to experience a music video that is sexual in nature but not objectifying. I also appreciate that line, "All the broken hearts in the world still beat..." 

Enjoy. It's a different way to look at sexuality and beauty this morning.