Thursday, August 28, 2003
Are The Darkness just a Queen tribute band run amok? And am I alone in finding something slightly unnerving about the Beyonce 'Crazy in Love' video? I mean, she's fairly well established as an artiste and yet this song places her as second fiddle to Jay-Z, who blows up a car that she's 'in'. The rest of the time involves her strutting around showing off her T&A. Now I know that pop videos generally and hip-hop videos are generally fucked up when it comes to sex, but this sort of thing normally only happens to women when they turn up in other men's videos, this one makes the Destiny's Child videos look like the SCUM manifesto in day-glo colours. This video positions Beyonce as nothing more than a sex doll meant only for men's sexual pleasure which can, with the exploding car bit, be disposed of as soon as he's achieved orgasm. It's not even ironic, not that that would be much of an excuse.