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Top Robin Thicke ‘Blurred Lines’ gender reversal parody videos

Daisy Wyatt

Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ video has been criticised for demeaning and objectifying women, but now performance artists have made their own parodies in response to one of the most talked about videos of the year.

‘Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” Sexy Boys’ by Seattle-based ‘boylesque’ troupe Mod Carousel have created their own take on the video by reversing gender roles to show naked men dancing around fully-dressed women in suits.

They say: “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.”

‘Blurred Lines Parody- #Douche’ by stand-up comedienne Melinda Hughes features the lyric ‘douchebag’ in place of the original ‘blurred lines’.

The video imitates the implied meaning of Thicke’s original song, with the comedienne telling the naked man dancing around her that she’s tired of his sexual advances.

‘Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines Parody “Tanned Lines”’ by MadMoni tackles gender stereotypes in a different way by highlighting the pressure men face to live up to an ideal body shape.

A pale, scrawny boy with terrible tan lines becomes the subject of the video as he is ridiculed by other muscly men and the two female leads who take on the role of Thicke.

‘Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” parody- Cougars’ by Fitzy and Wippa reverses the gender roles in Thicke’s original videos by making men the object of desire in the eyes of the older female.

The video by the Australian comedy duo parodies the stereotypical cougar dressed like mutton dressed as lamb, trying to get her claws on a younger man.

Their take on Thicke’s lyrics include: “She will destroy your liver/ She’ll cough you up on Twitter,” and “I know you want it, but you’re older than Halley’s comet.”

  • ThomasMyers

    How exactly have they reversed the roles? Then men are just behaving like women and them women behaving like men. The symbolic undertone is still there. People watching this will think “that man is dressed in make up like a women and moving like a women” this keeps the image of women as objects still very much in the present.

  • Emily Thorne

    well, um, yes!
    all the guys have make-up as well, so err, how does that make for a gender reversal then? it does not attack the original video in any way as a result.
    Plus i don’t hear them singing about how, as in the original song i believe, they plan to rape them or sklip “molly” in their drink so as they don’ even remember..Oh and how gloriously funny that whole raping someone you drugged is…
    So:spectacular fail there ladies, perhaps you have not heard of satire or irony?
    good rapping though and some nice old funk samples.

  • ian blackhall

    Obviously one would need to be an immature lying child to believe this song was about rape. However that is the line that the independent has been pushing, so how do you justify joking about rape?

  • MRadclyffe

    This is for straight women?! Chuh right!

  • Laura Grace

    Then what lines are being blurred in the song?

  • ian blackhall

    It’s about you being fat/ugly/stupid.

  • Alex

    UH…Obviously the song is about consent. And if you can’t read between those lines than at the very least it clearly glorifies violence against women.

  • ian blackhall

    Do you want to try writing your comment in English?


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