If You Don't Understand The Prevalence Of Sexism In Music Videos, This Music Video Will Help
Ingrid Michaelson is the latest pop singer to blur gender lines in her new music video for “Girls Chase Boys.” It’s a catchy, feel-good kind of song, and the video is equally as playful.
The video is a take on Robert Palmer’s 1988 hit “Simply Irresistible,” except in this video racy men are just as prominent as scantily-clad women.
The male backup dancers are dressed just like the females, and all their body parts receive equal camera time.
It’s a fluid depiction of gender that transcends the boundaries of who you’re supposed to love or what you’re supposed to wear. And by the end of the video, we’re left wondering why men don’t wear nail polish more often.
Michaelson’s song is a nod recognizing double standards and gender norms.
She tells Entertainment Weekly that the song is about the idea that “no matter who or how we love, we are all the same. The video takes that idea one step further, and attempts to turn stereotypical gender roles on their head. Girls don't exclusively chase boys. We all know this. We all chase each other and in the end we are all chasing after the same thing: love."
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