The music video for Robin Thicke‘s chart-topping hit “Blurred Lines” has been criticized for many reasons: YouTube banned the vid for nudity, and critics saw the footage and lyrics as “rapey.” The entire video featured fully clothed Thicke, T.I., and Pharell while topless girls clad only in flesh-colored thongs paraded and dance around them.
Instead of talking about all the reasons why the video for “Blurred Lines” was wrong, Mod Carousel, a Seattle-based boylesque troupe, decided to flip the script. They created a parody of video, swapping the genders. The amazing cover features women taking on the vocals — and switching up the lyrics — while scantily-clad men parade and dance around them.
“It’s our opinion that most attempts to show female objectification in the media by swapping the genders serve more to ridicule the male body than to highlight the extent to which women get objectified and does everyone a disservice,” Mod Carousel said on their YouTube page. “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.”
Watch the (NSFW) video below: