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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The Video Girl, The Video Vixen and the Video Ho
One of my goals was to pursue modeling/acting in the music video world. I remember growing up watching beautiful young ladies playing opposite the singer and the story lines following the song lyrics.
Then as the dance videos came into popularity (aka Sean Paul's "Give Me the Light"), I admired the way the background dancers were able to move their bodies.
That was about 5+ years ago and I have since stopped watching music videos. Why? It's pretty simple.
There was a time when all I wanted was to play the leading lady, the "Video Girl" who played the artist's love interest. The Video Girl was sexy and classy and didn't have to bare all. Video Vixens have now come to dominate this role and not really in a bad way but not really good, either. Most of them still follow the same behavior and mannerisms as the Video Girls but now the sex factor is WAY up. And besides, to be a Video Vixen is to be a woman who has been in numerous mainstream music videos. And in order to do that, you have to go through a lot.
And then there's the Video Ho, which sadly is what many young ladies prefer to be just to be in the video or in order to get next to the artist. I hate how generic music videos have become, not to mention that most of them don't make any sense. It seems that the music video world now consists of doing an open casting for girls who will work for free and seeing how many the director can fit into one scene. The end result? A lot of T&A. Not very appealing if you ask me.
I'm glad that I'm educated about what goes on at music video castings and I can proudly say I don't desire to be a part of it anymore. I highly doubt that the music videos of old with the original casting of Video Girls will ever come back but when they do, then maybe I'll reconsider.