Thursday, 17 October 2013

Representation of Women in Music Videos

Girls in music videos are props for the male singer and or dancers. Their job is to dance around in bras and knickers and look sexy. An example of this is 50 Cent "Candy Shop". 50 Cent, the main singer is walking around in a leather jacket and is topless for some parts, he is in a house with a lot of women in reviling clothing and he is allowed his pick of the bunch. The girls want and thrive for him and they are vulnerableGirls in most videos are seen as items and play toys, they are just seen as sexual prey.
The girls in the videos provide pleasure to many viewers, but this is becoming a worry and that people  everywhere will just thing of women as play toys. It is proven that these sorts of images are not unfamiliar in the presence of hip hop. Girls are represented like this everywhere you go and are shown in any and everything wether it be a film, an advert or a tv programme. But, in music videos the only thing on display are women in the form of a barely clothed dancer.
Another example of this is "Blurred lines", by Robin Thicke, in this video the girls are walking around the men with little to no clothes. The men / singers are standing still, while the female dancers are prancing around trying to get recognition for their looks. In conclusion i personally believe that the girls are only thought of props and toys because of the way they act in music videos, films, tv. They don't try and disprove people who think of them this way but they still wear limited clothes and moan when they are thought of as items in the possession of men.




What you have here is very good and you have responded well to the question. You have used examples solidly. 

T: Try to use more examples and key terminology (see VCOP Blog). Pick out all of the technical aspects (Mise-en-scene, editing, lyrics etc) and how they help you come to your conclusions.

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