WATCH: Awesome Gender-Swapped Remake of Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’
A few hours ago we posted a Diane Martel video retrospective. If you didn’t see, she’s the lady who made two of this summer’s most racy videos, Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (That’s an NSFW link, FYI.) The latter tune is the one that’s stirred up the most controversy, spurring some critics to bash it for its trivialization of sexual consent, which, as one Daily Beast writer put it, makes some female music fans just plain uncomfortable.
To protest the questionable message, Seattle boylesque troupe Mod Carousel made their own version of the song and video, changing the lyrics and swapping gender roles to “show a spectrum of sexuality [and] 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.” The result is pretty incredible and, in my opinion, so much better than the original. Check it out below: