Blurred Lines: Robin Laying It On Too Thick… “Rapey” Thicke?

Now, some critics and fans alike are rethinking what Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” single is getting at.

Let’s tally up the scores on both asides of the argument and decide together.

Kind of like a music video Judge Judy… Or an episode of Law and Order: SVU.

Maleshoeson

Someone left their shoes on and someone else left ALL of their clothes on.  Either the Thicke’s character got a little to drunk and passed out OR the female character was stripped.  HOWEVER, current photo evidence does not present any such evidence.

Score:

Pro Date Rape- I

Not Related- I

Score for both.

backtoback

Back to back, Thicke’s character has his shades on which in my book means he has a hangover in bed.  HOWEVER, female is seemingly topless with either her hair defying gravity or she is horizontal.

So, Thicke’s character could have passed out drunk but brought a female home who tried her best to arouse the male.  OR the male had his way with her drugged, lifeless body.

NOTE: They roll around in bed together con-sensually after their moonlighted escapades.

Score:

Pro Date Rape- I

Not Related- II

Score for Not Related.
thickThis is the opening of how the Thicke character spots his bedded girl.  He is surrounded by women and yet he notices her.  EVEN in his shades.

Love?  Or a hunter spotting his prey?

Is he “out of my mind” because he has fallen or spotted his latest victim?

Score:

Pro Date Rape- II

Not Related- III

Score for both.

farm

Now the women are farm-like, dainty animals in headlights.  Uhh, and wearing plastic.

Like packaged meat.

And you thought you were “domesticated” when you really are “an animal.”

Uhh…

Score:

Pro Date Rape- III

Not Related- III

Score for Pro Date Rape

diceWe’re all Tied up With This One.  Really Rolling the Dice.

meow“It’s in your nature” is playing in this shot.  Said female is meowing.  Like a cat.  Like a Pussy Cat.

Domesticated cat.  Like an animal.  Like the sexual animal you are.

Or, on the other hand, maybe she’s having a good time and meowing.  I sometimes meow.  I mean, all the time.  I talk to cats in English and meow in between thoughts in order to lure the cat to me.  Crazy?  Yes.

But maybe the female character just happens to like to meow as well?  And she’s probably drinking with Thicke’s character.  Drinking always makes me meow more.  Especially if a cat is around!

Score:

Pro Date Rape- IV

Not Related- IV

Score for both.

pleasure or

This next chick isn’t really into Thicke’s character.  “That man is not your maker,” but will Thicke’s character starting making her?  Through “Making With Her.”

I mean sex.

I mean he’s going to make sex with her happen.  Through pulling her hair and possibly forcing her.

Score:

Pro Date Rape- V

Not Related- IV

Score for Pro Date Rape.

Because “I know you want it.”

driving

I mean what’s the drive behind this whole song?  I mean that as in literally my word choice and physical/visual of this contextual shot.

Sex: Getting a woman down on her knees and getting behind her, sexually.

OR, this female character has an out-of-this-world body that anyone would want to go on a visual tour of.  As in, “What do they make dreams for when you got them jeans on.”

Translated: Baby, your body is out of this world… I should Red Bull and invest in NASA to explore it.  In a tiny red car…

Score:

Pro Date Rape- VI

Not Related- V

Score for both.

Hottest bitch

“You the hottest bitch in this place.”

I would take that as a compliment.

But she has a Pointer Finger towards herself while naked, so I think she understands her appeal.

Very demure… Uh?

Seems like she does “want it.”

Score:

Pro Date Rape- VI

Not Related- VI

Score for Not Related.

manwithcandy

He’s “going to take a good girl.”  And he’s got candy, I mean ice cream.  Get in his van.  He’s also got a puppy.

Score:

Pro Date Rape- VII

Not Related- VI

Score for Pro Date Rape.

smoke in faceHe’s now blowing smoke in her face.  Creating  blurred/smokey line for this female character.

Or… she lit his cigarette in the previous shot and he’s at that drunk I’m Going To Annoy Everyone Stage of drunkeness.

We’ve all been there.

Be honest.

Score:

Pro Date Rape- VIII

Not Related- VII

Score for both.

sheturnsup

And now she’s unbashfully nude as if she did want it the entire time.

But “Do it like it hurt, like it hurt?”

Uhh…

Pro Date Rape- IX

Not Related- VII

Score for Pro Date Rape.

But he’s got that “stuff from Jamaica” to keep you from breathing and thinking for a bit.

thick and flexy

And then a female’s feet are upward facing.  But they could be his?  Maybe he does yoga.

Score:

Pro Date Rape- X

Not Related- VII

Score for Pro Date Rape.

Because he literally sings into her feet, “No more pretending, cause now you’re winning, here’s our beginning.”

Really?  Winning?

nakedone

Alcohol will equal girl on her back for you.  Because Thicke’s character has a “Big D.”

It’s really up to the viewers to be the judge in this one, but my ruling is that “Blurred Lines” entirely does blur the lines entirely too much when it comes to sex when putting the lyrics under a microscope and dissecting the video accompaniment.

Final Score:

Pro Date Rape- X

Not Related- VII

youdecide

Pro Date Rape or Unrelated.  You be the judge.

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