Friday, January 23, 2015

CAA Misc: Sia - Elastic Heart feat. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler



I'm sharing this video for Sia's Elastic Heart featuring Maddie Ziegler for no other reason than it's been a long time since a music video has stopped me in my tracks and made me actually watch it. So often, music videos are little more than sexist wallpaper, but this is a very different beast. Predictably, this video has attracted outrage and bluster in terms of its apparent paedophilic vibe (read Barbara Ellen's article here for a much more sensible response).  For me, I was astounded by how raw and confrontational this video is; how laid bare, and discomforting - and mesmeric.

2 comments:

  1. I really like both the song and the video! I don't understand how people see things other than 'art' in it...

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  2. Extremely raw! Shame people are going straight for the "It's pedophilia! It's unnecessarily sexual!" But it definitely goes to show how many people can't stop thinking sexually for 5 minutes to see something other than that as forms of affection..

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