if i had a dime for everytime an adult man made me feel uncomfortable
how to make friends
I am both of them.
i never thought i would read a sentence like this
So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:
We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:
Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:
I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women.
Y’ALL NIGGAS NEED TO QUIT REACHING ON SHIT THAT DON’T MATTER.
chantelle winnie for ashish ss15 fashion show
This is a kids show.
ADVENTURE TIME LAYING DOWN THE LAW
Adventure Time demonstrates a clearer understanding of morality than 98% of the world’s adult population
now that’s a tinyhouse i could live in.
but where’s the bathroom. if there is a nice looking bathroom in this I could make this work
Trans women should be playing trans women characters in movies
Trans women should be playing cis women characters in movies
Men? No men in movies. Replace them with bricks.
nobody will ever know the difference
The notes on this post worry me
Whoa who left a brick here
Bricks all over a live set sounds like Laverne Cox may trip and break an ankle…
Replace brickmen with packing peanuts.