Despite the controversy behind Robin Thicke’s single Blurred Lines, it’s still hard to deny just how catchy the song is.
In an interview with GQ, Thicke admitted that the video was meant to be degrading to women, but justified it by saying “women and their bodies are beautiful. Men are always gonna want to follow them around”.
However, the debate behind the video is how women were objectified as sex objects in the video. Mod Carousel, an all-male burlesque troupe from Seattle created a parody of Blurred Lines, changing the lyrics and restaged the video by swapping the gender roles.
“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 does 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.”
With the boys behind Mod Carousel playing the scantily-clad models in the video, the roles of Robin Thicke, Pharell and T.I. were played by gorgeous, body-confident women.
No words can describe how amazing this video is, so take a few minutes of your time, and enjoy some delectable semi-nude man candy.
[Take note: These men are professional dancers]