Pornographic mainstream media

January 28, 2009 at 12:51 PM (Objectification, Pornography, Uncategorized)

Pussycat Dolls

“Sexy Can I” lyrics by Ray J featuring Yung Berg (Edited)

*Please take note of lyrics set in bold representing pornographic language

Sexy can I
Yeah, Yeahhh
All we wanna know is….

[Chorus:]
Sexy can I, just pardon my manners.
Girl how you shake it, got a n**** like (ohhhh)
It’s a kodak moment, let me go and get my camera
All I wanna no is, sexy can I.
Sexy can I, hit it from the front,
then I hit it from the back.
know you like it like that.
then we take it to the bed, then we take it to the
floor
then we chill for a second, then were back at it for
more
Sexy can I, just pardon my manners.
Girl how you shake it, got a playa like (ohhhh)
It’s a kodak moment, let me go and get my camera
All I wanna no is, sexy can I.

[Young Berg:]
Lil mama, it’s ya boy Youngin
G5 dippin, lui vuitton luggage (ay)
Gotta love it, ya boy so fly
All the ladies go (ohhh) when a n***** go by.
Gucci on the feet, Marc Jacob on the thigh
She wanna ride or die with ya boy in the shi.
That’s right, so I let her kiss the prince
so boyfriend, she ain’t missed him since.

[Ray J:]
Sexy can I, just pardon my manners.
Girl how you shake it, got a playa like (ohhhh)
It’s a kodak moment, let me go and get my camera
All I wanna no is, sexy can I.
Sexy can I, keep it on the low.
Got a girl at the crib, we can take it to the mo-mo.
You can bring a friend, or you can ride solo.
Let me get my camera, so we can take a photo.
(Oh,ohh,ohh) Now look shawty, look shawty.
Baby when we make love it’s like, (Oh,ohh,ohh)
(I don’t know what your man is like but shawty all I
want to know is)
sexy can I.

Sexy can I, visit you at work
When you sliding down the pole,
no panties, no shirt.
Then you climb back up the pole,
then you drop and do the splits.
How you make that booty talk
,
Baby damn, ???
(Oh,ohh,ohh) Now look shawty, look shawty.
I make it rain in the club like (Oh,ohh,ohh)
(I don’t know what your man is like but baby all I
want to know is)
Sexy can I

Sexy can I, just pardon my manners.
Girl how you shake it, got a playa like (ohhhh)
It’s a kodak moment, let me go and get my camera
All I wanna no is, sexy can I.

Young Berg:

I don’t care who’s ya boy hittin, or who Ray’s melon
When I give it to her, i know that she ain’t tellin’
See i’m a go getta and she a go getta
You already know she…
(Sexy can I)
Sexy can I sing for you red-eye
Fresh out the pool no towel
just let it air dry.
And if you ain’t .. tonight
Man you can watch that tour bus go by

[Chorus:]
Sexy can I, just pardon my manners.
Girl how you shake it, got a playa like (oh baby)
It’s a kodak moment, let me go and get my camera
All I wanna no is, sexy can I.
Sexy can I, hit it from the front,
then I hit it from the back.
know you like it like that.
then we take it to the bed, then we take it to the
floor
then we chill for a second, then were back at it for
more
Sexy can I, just pardon my manners.
Girl how you shake it, got a playa like (ohhhh)
It’s a kodak moment, let me go and get my camera
All I wanna no is, sexy can I.

Paris Hilton"The Hills" stars

Meredith Levande wrote in Women, pop music, and pornography, “Pornographic images are everywhere, but they did not magically appear. They are becoming increasingly corporate and are part of a larger business model. From the auto industry to wireless services to hotel accommodations, pornographic imagery has crept into the mainstream because it is owned by everyday companies.”  It is so easy for large companies, including The Big Six in media ownership, to sell pornographic images in the mainstream media, because they control all of it. With all of the convergence in ownership that happed in the Bush Administration, independent voices are unrepresented. Thanks to Britney Spears’ marketing campaign, we are left with young pop stars bridging the gap between “sexy” sixteen year old starlets and child pornography. Thanks to the Spice Girls, we see a pseudo-feminism backlash to actual feminist artists, in the “girl power” movement. The Pussycat Dolls are shown above straddling motorcycles, half dressed, with the word “domination” printed above the photo. This photo was the front cover for their 2008 album entitled “Domination.” With the back arching, and male fantasy of “doing it” on the back of his bike, it is clear that there is no girl power going on in the photo, only oppressed women using pornographic images to sell their album, and declaring to teen girls everywhere that “porno-chic” is cool.  The newly banned PETA commercial scheduled to air this Super Bowl Sunday, screams porno, and introduces a new fetish; sex with vegetables. The commercial could be put in the soft-core porn category, but it is not as shocking as some viewers may believe. Although the “objectification” of vegetables is “OK” (i.e. rubbing a pumpkin on a model’s vagina) these images are not new. Remember Paris Hilton’s Burger King Commercial anyone? Yes, that one. It makes you ask, were these testosterone driving Super Bowl Fans only turned off by the lack of meat? Would this advertisement be OK if it were women rubbing t-bones and porterhouse all over their breasts? Nearly naked women and meat…now that sounds like a man’s fantasy.  Another play into a man’s pornographic fantasy in mainstream media is the whole pseudo-lesbian theme. Not real lesbians, just really close “hot” friends willing to get it on a little to turn on a man. These images are everywhere. We even see twins being portrayed as lovers (think Budweiser and yes, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen).  Not only is this misogynistic, but can anyone say incest? “The Hills” stars, Heidi, Audrina, Lauren, and Whitney graced the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine in a photo that tries to balance the line between playful girlfriends, and playing in to the pseudo-lesbian fantasy.  We see Audrina who has in fact posed nude pushing up her hair gazing into the camera pelvis grazing Lauren’s rear, and Heidi standing almost on her toes (invisible stiletto) sticking her rear in to the camera’s main focus. All are wearing cute pajamas and panties making one question, “is this what my girlfriends and I are supposed to do at slumber parties?” Unfortunately many underage girls think that, thus donning the same attire and taking snap shots for their myspace.com pages.  These images are not going away, they are only getting worse.

            Thank you to Paris Hilton for being the obvious.

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1 Comment

  1. coffee said,

    sometimes TV censors can be so inconsistent

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