LookingForClues - Article

  Banned Sex Videos on YouTube

Is there too much sex in Music Videos?  Do you think that seeing sexy women who may be partly naked in music videos is a form of art?  Or is nudity in music videos just there to exploit and even degrade women?  Videos banned because they have too much sex and nudity can still be seen on YouTube.  Please read our article titled "Banned Sex Music Videos on YouTube - Is There Too Much Sex In Music Videos?" and learn about some of the sexy music videos you can't see on TV.

Enjoy our exclusive Feature Article:

Banned Sex Music Videos on YouTube
Is There Too Much Sex In Music Videos?

by Anne Iredale   5/22/10

Sex sells and ever since Elvis swiveled his hips, it has been a bedfellow of pop music. With the coming of MTV in 1981, we didn't have to use our imaginations any more. It's all there for us. Artists have pushed the boundaries on suggestive sexual content and several videos have been banned, edited, or forced to broadcast late at night. Banning a music video can't do an artist or band any harm. It's all great publicity for record sales. These days, banned clips are often leaked Internet sites like YouTube, so we get to see them anyway.

Some psychologists warn of the effects of sexual content in videos on the young. Girls sometimes want to copy the dress (or lack of!) and behavior of the gyrating stars when they don't have the emotional maturity to cope. Both girls and boys think that they must achieve physical perfection and an obsession with body image can lead to unnecessary dieting.

Personally, I think subtlety is sexier. The film directors of the 1940s and 1950s had to be subtle to get around the censors. They played with symbolism and coded dialogue and this is often more sensual than graphic scenes. The sexiest video I have ever seen is the one for Chris Issak's Wicked Game. Chris and model Helena Christensen are on a beach with a lapping ocean. The guitar is mournful. It's not what happens that is thrilling; it's what nearly happens. They tease each other by almost kissing. You think she's going to take her bikini off but she doesn't. Contrast this with Duran Duran's Girls On Film video. I watched this and wondered what the fuss was all about, then realized I'd seen the cut version. The BBC banned it in the UK and MTV broadcast an edited version during daytime. At nighttime, full frontal nudity, phallic symbols and mud wrestling were on show.

In the original Black Or White video before it was edited, Michael Jackson grabs his crotch and zips his pants up. We are all familiar with Michael's fondness for grabbing his crotch. It ceased to be sexy, if it ever was, and it just became a trademark like his moondance or his glove. In the censored version, the hand is traveling there but doesn't reach.

MTV banned the Body Language video featuring Queen in 1982, the first such ban by the station. The version I've seen isn't at all tacky. I think it's pretty erotic in a black and white, arty sort of way. Isn't it strange how filming something in black and white gives it some sort of instant credibility?

The one people still talk about is the cheesy Call On Me video for the 1980s hit record by Eric Prydz. It's another one that was cut for daytime broadcast. Tapping into that decade's obsession with aerobics classes and legwarmers (why did we find legwarmers so sexy?), the participants are perfect specimens who practise their pelvic thrusts, writhing and pouting, along with embarrassing usage of towels. The nighttime version retains breasts and buttocks. It isn't like any aerobics class I ever went to!

Madonna's videos have been banned due to sexual and religious content including the MTV ban on Justify My Love, which suggests scenes of sadomasochism, cross dressing, and voyeurism. It's another black and white video, quite artfully shot and I can't see anything ugly or objectionable about it. There goes that 'it's in black and white so it must be art' again. I fall for it every time.

Since the 1990s, the boundaries have been continuously pushed and previous videos that ran into trouble with the censors look tame in comparison. Music videos reflect the society that surrounds us. Elvis and his pelvis doesn't look so shocking now! Studies show that suggestive content is present in the majority of MTV videos, particularly in the hip-hop and R&B genres. If you want an example of something that some people would describe as porn, look no further than the infamous Tip Drill by Nelly. There is a lot of, shall we say. simulation. Rock too has its moments as in the video for Pussy with German industrial metal band, Rammstein. This video is supposed to show the sex act for real. The videos I found on You Tube claim to be uncensored but they blur out the interesting bits!

Watch some of the videos mentioned in this article, here.

I am far from prudish and anything genuinely erotic is fine by me. Of course, one person's tasteful erotica is another person's porn and vice versa. I do think there is a lack of imagination in a lot of pop, hip-hop and R&B music videos. Perhaps it's appropriate to broadcast some videos after a certain time in the evening. The trouble with having so much suggestive material is that we become desensitized to it and it loses its value. I do worry about it being in the background all the time in children's bedrooms, I hate to see women portrayed as victims, and I object to Britney Spears prancing around in a school uniform for Baby, One More Time. With that said, did I enjoy doing the research for this article? Of course I did!

Anne Iredale has been a freelance writer for many years, writing feature articles and reviews for popular websites. Her eBook of poetry, 'Bread and Circuses' is available on the Amazon Kindle Store.

Comments

    Email Email a Friend!     More Related Articles    Next Next Article

Advertisements
 

 
Related Articles

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

 
Take a Cruise!
Need a Vacation? Take a Cruise! How would you like to learn all about the fun you could have on a cruise?  No one knows more about a cruise vacation than a travel agent who specializes in cruises!  You will learn all there is to know about taking a cruise when you get in touch with Marsha.  She will help you dsicover things you can not find out online and she will make sure you get the best possible cruise experience at the best price!  Please read our article about taking a cruise.  Then call Marsha at 704-469-9048.
 
Good Sex Food?
Have Good Sex by eating Good Food!  There is a strong connection between Sex and food.  Have you ever felt more sexually attracted to your partner after a certain food?  Perhaps you felt less turned on after eating something else.  It is fun to playfully feed your partner a chocolate covered strawberry, but there are other foods that can enhance sex when you eat them.  Please read our article about Foods and Spices that can improve your libido and enhance your sex life.  Learn what to eat for better sex for both men and women!
 
Adults only, NSFW!
Does YouTube show full length movies with nudity?  YouTube does now show full length movies and there are some with nudity.  This article talks about 3 of them.  If you are a parent, you should know what is on YouTube.  Please read our article titled "Art or Porn: Sex on YouTube" and see if you agree or disagree with YouTube allowing these videos on their site.
 
Hot Actress?
Who is your favorite actress?.  Do you like the women in movies today or do you prefer the femme fatales of the past?  What about sex in movies?  Do men today just want to see naked women in movies?  Maybe not; the Twilight Saga movies featuring Kristen Stewart are doing great and there is no nudity.  Please read our article titled "Where Are Today's Female Movie Icons?" and discover one woman's thoughts about these topics.
 
Are those real?
Would you buy an Imitation or Fake product?  Sure, we all would prefer the genuine article, but what if we can't afford it?  Sometimes a fake or imitation product will satisfy our wants and needs.  But what do our attitudes about fake products, and now body parts, say about our personality?  Please read our article titled "Would You Buy a Fake?" and see if you agree or disagree with one woman's thoughts on the topic of buying fake or imitation items.
 

more...

 
New Articles

 
Powerful Vampire Girls!
Girl Power embodied by Angel the Vampire!  Coming Of Age is the first book of a new series of supernatural books about Vampires, Lycans and Sorcerers.  Please read our interesting review of Coming Of Age, about Angel the smart, powerful Vampire!


Supernatural Romance!
Like the Twilight Saga? Read Intermezzo!  Intermezzo is the middle book of a series that lovers of the Twilight Saga will probably enjoy as well.  This one has the feel of a classic English Romance Novel like Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility or Wuthering Heights.  Please read our interesting review of Intermezzo.

Take a Cruise!
Need a Vacation? Take a Cruise! How would you like to learn all about the fun you could have on a cruise?  No one knows more about a cruise vacation than a travel agent who specializes in cruises!  You will learn all there is to know about taking a cruise when you get in touch with Marsha.  She will help you dsicover things you can not find out online and she will make sure you get the best possible cruise experience at the best price!  Please read our article about taking a cruise.  Then call Marsha at 704-469-9048.

Buy a 3D TV!
Looking for a new Flat Screen TV? Read our review of the Visio 42 inch 3D Television written by a woman who owns one! Read about the clarity of the display, the 3D aspects of the set, accessories, internet ability, sound and gaming suitability. If you are looking for a new TV, this might be the one for you! In any case, you'll learn about features that are now available in the latest models of flat screen 3D TVs!

Love Twilight?
Like the Twilight Saga? Read Etude!  There is a new Young Adult book series that lovers of the Twilight Saga will probably enjoy as well.  Etude has a similar theme and similar characters.  Both are about teen girls who meet and fall in love with immortal guys.  What things about Etude are the same as Twilight and what are different?  Please read our interesting review of Etude, the first book in the Birthright Legacy series.  It provides an insightful analysis of how Etude is the same as Twilight and how Etude is different from Twilight!

 

Top of page | Terms And Conditions | Privacy Policy

©2002-2012 B K Services, Inc.