Wishing people were
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Beautiful UK
Now I'm far from a prude, and normally give a wide berth to any moral judgements on popular culture because I'm in my 50's and therefore not the target demographic. I also grew up in the 70's where as a young teen I was regaled by Benny Hill, Carry On films and the "It Shouldn't Happen To A ..." film series. I am therefore quite au fait with the Blackpool style Dirty Postcard overt sexism of the TV.
My 7 year old daughter and her 5 year old sister do occasionally have MTV on (or whatever plays music vids nowadays) and I watched in open mouth horror at some song by a girl band that was playing over a genuinely soft-to-mid pr0n video.
I can only assume from hearing it that it's called "Work" since the song seemed to mostly be them repeatedly saying "Work, work, work, work, work" ad infinitum
In the video, the girl band members are gyrating every bit of their scantily clad bodies, attired in Village People style working clothes with their thrupennies hanging out, around men who are randomly brandishing lengths of timber, rolled up scrolls of building plans and anything else phallic they can get their hands on - while the young ladies parade around with tape measures making "oooh" faces at the measurements and gurning.
There's literally no double entendre or allegory in it. It's 100% clear what is at stake.
My girls were watching it while singing "Work, work, work, work, work" as they do in the car when the song comes on. Quite what they were interpreting from the pictures on the screen - Lord only knows.
Mind boggling really.
I should add that this happened around Xmas time on a channel that sandwiched the video between Wizards Wish It Could Be Christmas and a bit of Buble warbling so it's not like it had a build up to warn you (although Roy Wood's rather suspect handling of children in said Wizard video would have had me ringing Operation Yewtree, personally)
Last edited by FredDibnah; 07-02-17 at 09:41.