Before I even begin, let me warn you this video is NSFW. There's lots of skin, sexual sitations, and girl-on-girl action. But that's not what has me all flustered.
Rock duo Chester French has a thing for black chicks and they're proudy proclaiming it in their song appropriately called "Black Girls". The video stars femme fatale Rie Rasmussen lip sincing nearly naked and fully naked about liking ebony-skinned women. Enter model Jodie Smith as the object of Rie's affection. You see closeups of Rie's face and Jodie's mouth. The two play a seductive game which finally leads to a horizontal tango. It's seductive, sexy, and risqué.
"This ain’t no fetish, ain’t objectifying no one. I reject your deconstruction of my taste."
I get it. Black women are beautiful. For Chester French, we're the flavor du jour. But this project makes me feel some kind of way. It seems like this video is intended to be an ode to feminine sexuality and interracial relationships. I like that we get to see Jodie's sleek body and beautiful smile, but she has more to offer than her sexuality. Unfortunately, the concept borders on objectifying black women, not a tribute to us. The video portrays us like a fetish only good for voyeurism.
*Once again, NSFW. I you're under 18, you're not old enough to watch.
This project makes me feel uneasy. I want to like the song, but I don't know when I will. Having a thing for black girls is all fine and dandy, but there's a better way to express your love for us. Or is it just lust?
Chime in: Do you think this video honors or objectifies black women?
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