Hot Mess:  Are Chromeo Sexist?
 | 

Hot Mess: Are Chromeo Sexist?




The electro-funking Chromeo boys - David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel - have said they like to "play with sexuality." 'Playing' seems like a pretty moderate annotation for what you'll see below, but at The Dwarf we like to allot creatives the presumption of artistic purity where we can. That's to say Chromeo may be gratuitously objectifying women with their feminine-cyborg imagery, but we like to think they're doing something smart like advocating a male gaze so as to critique it. You be the judge:

THE IMAGERY:

Hot Mess:  Are Chromeo Sexist?

Hot Mess:  Are Chromeo Sexist?

Hot Mess:  Are Chromeo Sexist?

Hot Mess:  Are Chromeo Sexist?


Note: The female form is quite clearly sexualized here: Cops are not generally femme-fatale types with glowing lipstick and a collective fondness for chilling in saunas. Not in Melbourne anyway.



THE SUBJECT MATTER:

They've an album coming out called White Women.

They've songs called 'Sexy Socialite', 'Hot Mess'. They've lyrics like "your love is real, but I just feel suffocated" and "I would have committed a crime for you lady, yeah, it got out of control."

More contentious lyrics: "She says I'm not romantic, I say she's too dramatic, I tell her while we're at it we can make it night by night."

Further:

"All the grass is greener everywhere you look
So many girls out there I could write a book
That one's ass is leaner
This one's like Serena
But I think your silhouette is meaner."

"And even though you've got small breasts
But to me they look the best
I confess
I wanna go home and get you undressed".

Whoa.

Regardless, their tunes are quite deliciously funky.
Follow The Dwarf on Facebook

Comments ()