“Defined Lines” Feminist Parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines nsfw

The Law Revue Girls perform feminist parody of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' called 'Defined Lines'

Robin Thicke’s hit ‘Blurred Lines’ continues to garner controversy, and this parody “Defined Lines” couldn’t be more timely. The song, created by the Law Revue Girls, an Auckland University student group, reverses the original song’s gender roles, in order to “define those supposedly ‘blurred lines’ and communicates the message clearly:  “What you see on TV / Doesn’t speak equality / It’s straight up misogyny.”
Olivia Lubbock, one of the women featured in the video, told the AAP.
“The message really is just that we think that women should be treated equally, and as part of that, we’re trying to address the culture of objectifying women in music videos,”
The video was removed from YouTube for”inappropriate” sexual content, but has been restored. Lubbock called the video’s removal a “massive double standard,” since the models in Thicke’s original video are arguably far more sexualized.  I might add that an enormous segment of the videos which do not draw public attention do little other than objectify women…A trend which ‘came out’ when little Hannah Montana snaked her way across the stage to the horror of soccer moms everywhere.

  • http://rackjite.com Newscat

    Hi db, I believe they are doing an over-the-top protest to the recent spate of endless sexual objectification of women in “music” videos in particular, and other media in general. A gander at rap videos or twerking in YouTube is an eye opener, although I’m the first to admit that the women do it willingly – and perhaps more’s the pity. Just the same, I believe the women who made THIS parody video are placing blame for the deterioration of talent and meteoric rise of smut firmly on the shoulders of both those who make money from lowering our standards, and those who allow themselves to be objectified.

    • db

      Thank you Ms. ‘Cat.

      What exactly is ‘twerking”? I’ve seen the word used a lot recently but have never seen a definition. Feel free to have yet another laugh at my social clueless-ness.

      I join you in not trying to determine levels of fault between those who make smut & those who engage in such productions willingly. But I’ll toss out a few ideas for you.

      1. A society that seems to glorify physlcal/sexual attractiveness
      2. The desire for money to the exclusion of other restraints.
      3. The fragmentation of societies/families and the lowering of “community standards”.

      About a week or so ago I saw a list that a Republican Representative wanted from the Black Community. The list was blatantly racist; but as I read it, I thought if you’d delete the term Black & substituted “everyone”, the list wasn’t such a bad idea.

      • http://rackjite.com Newscat

        db, I think you’ve defined the problem beautifully. One cannot pick up a magazine in the doctor’s office, or glance at the TV without seeing your first and second points very clearly demonstrated, and of course number three is so wide-spread that it even extends to our further isolation via the very gadgets that are supposed to bring us together!

        Far from laughing at any ‘cluelessness’ I count you fortunate to have been insulated from this societal oddity. I’m sorry to say that it’s beyond my powers to describe adequately, but if you google
        it – or better (worse?) yet, go to YouTube and type in Twerking, you’ll soon see exactly what all of the shoutin’s about – if not why. Let me know what you think! ; )

  • db

    Okay Ms. ‘Cat, please explain this to me. I didn’t see the first part.