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WATCH: Boylesque Troupe Pulls A Switcheroo With Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

Mod Carousel Blurred Lines

For those of you who haven't yet seen the standard or unrated (work-unfriendly) versions of the music video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", you're not missing much. It's the standard fare for music videos, fully clothed men singing while half-naked women dance. 

For those out there uninterested in half-naked women or objectified women, Seattle boylesque troupe Mod Carousel has a solution for you. They remade the work-unfriendly version of the music video, but with the genders swapped. If you look a the description of the video, it thankfully serves a greater purpose than gratuitous male semi-nudity...

"It's our opinion that most attempts to show female objectification in the media by swapping the genders serve more to ridicule the male body than to highlight the extent to which women get objectified and do everyone a disservice. We made this video specifically to show a spectrum of sexuality as well as present both women and men in a positive light, one where objectifying men is more than alright and where women can be strong and sexy without negative repercussions."

Regardless of whether you're trying to protest the objectification of women or simply appreciate the male form, you can see the work-unfriendly video (via BuzzfeedAFTER THE JUMP. Just be sure to glance once or twice over your shoulder beforehand...


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  1. Cue the homophobic gay trolls.

    Posted by: Gigi | Jul 24, 2013 8:27:12 AM

  2. where are the men in this video?

    Posted by: tbd | Jul 24, 2013 9:28:13 AM

  3. The sad thing is that gay men idolize women who allow themselves to be objectified by sleazy straight guys. Madonna, Britney, Lady Gaga ...all these women are known to pose and behave in ways which prop up the sleazy straight guy fantasy.

    By supporting these women's careers, gay men have contributed to the gratuitous objectification of women.

    Posted by: Adam | Jul 24, 2013 10:00:51 AM

  4. Nice video and song, but based on the statement above, I think that they failed. Maybe it's because when men are objectified it's in a different way. Just look at Monday's very popular twitter topic #ManCandyMonday.

    I think that what the video succeeds at doing is playing into stereotypes.

    Posted by: Cadence | Jul 24, 2013 10:10:24 AM

  5. Gigi,

    That took a whole hour. They're slipping.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Jul 24, 2013 11:03:53 AM

  6. You'd think that by now all of Rick/Jason's various aliases would have been banned from this site. And yet Adam is still here posting the same anti-femme, anti-women and anti-gay hate speech.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jul 24, 2013 2:27:13 PM

  7. What the hell did I just watch?

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 24, 2013 5:07:06 PM

  8. Every day Towleroad serves up gratuitous male semi-nudity (almost always copied from someone else's site.) I used to believe those posts were simply a sleazy effort to increase page views for ad sales, but now I understand that they represented an effort to protest the objectification of women.

    Posted by: Dean | Jul 24, 2013 5:23:11 PM

  9. I admire the intent, but the content is wrong-headed: the women wanted to turn the tables on the female objectification in the "Blurred Lines" video, but putting men in heels and makeup isn't how MEN are objectified. Fail.

    Posted by: Joseph | Jul 24, 2013 5:51:18 PM

  10. Why would I protest the objectification of anyone? Get thee to a biology text.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 24, 2013 6:09:29 PM

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