Monday, 21 October 2013

Year 10 Representation

In many rap videos women have no identity except as sexual playthings and "eye candy"

This is partly true, though in some videos the woman is portrayed to be the girlfriend. Though they are still attractive they have a story behind them and are not pointlessly there. There are many different reasons why women are attractive in music videos, one of the reasons is that if the song is not good then the women will still attract people to watch the video... For example 'blurred lines' was very successful, one of the main reasons for this is that the song had good looking girls dancing round naked.
These images do provide pleasure to some viewers. But the concern is that men may internalize the notion that women are nothing more than sexual objects waiting to be used.

This is true but varies on the age of the viewer, if a 20 year old was too see this he will he will know what women are expected off and that they are not all like this. If a young child was too see this he would grow up to know no difference and expect women to look perfect and move sexually. The women shown in these types of videos are paid models and are not like this in real life they are normal people who choose to do this sort of thing, they want to do this and get paid for it.

These sorts of images are not unique to hip hop. Objectified female bodies are everywhere. They appear throughout our culture in films, advertisements, television programmes etc. However, within music videos, this is virtually the ONLY vision of women available.

This is true because in hip hop there is audiences who prefer this type of scenes. It attracts a kind of audience that the industry want, it gets them money and raises the company reputation. The advertising company uses attractive women to show that if you use their product you can be attractive. The music videos use attractive girls to pull more people to watch or listen to the music.




What you have here is good and you have responded well to the question. You have used examples and some terminology. 

T: What you must do now is develop your points and fully explain them using multiple specific examples. Pick out all of the technical aspects (Mise-en-scene, editing, lyrics etc)

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