Top Robin Thicke ‘Blurred Lines’ gender reversal parody videos
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.”
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