Given the massive controversy — not to mention runaway success — of Robin Thicke’s summer hit “Blurred Lines,” it’s not surprising that someone eventually decided to create a gender-reversed version of the video. Luckily for us, the newest parody, created by Mod Carousel, is clever, thought-provoking and very sexy.
Mod Carousel, a Seattle-based boylesque troupe, recreated the video with Caela Bailey, Sydni Devereux and Dalisha Phillips on vocals, standing in for the original video’s Thicke, Pharrell and T.I., respectively. Carousel’s own Trojan Original, Paris Original and the Luminous Pariah play the roles of the half-clothed (or mostly naked, depending on the version) models present in the Thicke video.
The lyrics are tweaked a bit, too. “I’m going to take a good boy,” Bailey sings, continuing, “You’re just so manly. … You’re the hottest d**k in this place.” Later, the balloons that Thicke’s original video used to spell out “Robin Thicke Has A Big D” have been replaced with a balloon message that reads “R Balloons Sex.” Other props in the new video include a stuffed tiger, a stationary bike, a giant sword and a race car — all put to good use by members of the Mod Carousel troupe, who are decked out in heels, thongs and some expertly applied makeup.
Thicke’s original video, which earlier topped the Billboard’s Hot 100, has been blasted as disparaging to women and even “rape-y” by critics such as The Daily Beast’s Tricia Romano.read more at HuffingtonPost.com
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