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Old 07-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is Nudity In Music Videos Artistic?

I've noticed with pop music lately there are some videos floating around that are using nude ladies. In Robin Thickes Blurred Lines video it seems to be quite fun and it makes sense to me. But Tunnel Vision by Justin Timberlake doesn't really appear to have an need for nudity (to me anyway).

Is this use of nudity, do you think it's artistic? Sexist? Or completely justified and sexy?

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Old 07-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's natural - not artistic. In a Pointer Sister video she comes out of the bathtub w her soapy beaver showing.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont think its sexist at all, and i think people jump at the chance a lot to say 'thats sexist' or 'thats racist. i dont really find it artistic either, but i think 'art' can be pretty stupid in general. i think its just sex appeal and that Emily girl in robin thicke's video is damn sexy. i dont think any artist needs to justify sex or nudit yin their videos either, they can do whatever they want.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i agree that the Timberlake video seems somewhat senseless....but is done with a certain amount of class

i certainly think that the human form is very much artistic....look at Maplethorpe and Man Ray

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I don't see the issue with the nudity in Justin's video. It was tastefully done. I envisioned a different treatment for that video though and it doesn't mesh with what he released.

As far as the Robin Thicke song goes, I have more issues with the lyrics than the video but having that girl naked along with those lyrics just don't work for me.

Also sure those women were beautiful in their own way but not boner material at all.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't see the issue with the nudity in Justin's video. It was tastefully done. I envisioned a different treatment for that video though and it doesn't mesh with what he released.

As far as the Robin Thicke song goes, I have more issues with the lyrics than the video but having that girl naked along with those lyrics just don't work for me.

Also sure those women were beautiful in their own way but not boner material at all.
I think those models are smoking. So beautiful! They were very cheeky.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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As with all things, context is everything.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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As with all things, context is everything.
Agreed. Depends completely on the context.

Though I have to say when I see nudity in most pop videos today, I usually find it pretty objectifying to women.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nudity can be artistic if it's done tastefully and with class. I'm not saying it can't be offensive. Some people just can't handle seeing someone bare it all. I agree with Lateralus that most music videos with nudity tend to objectify women. They serve more as stimulating eye candy instead of three-dimensional characters.
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