Apr 9, 2011

Arthouse Dirty Talk

Those of you familiar with nightclubs and commercial music programs may have had cause to hear a charming little ditty called Dirty Talk, by American lass Wynter Gordon. It's not a brand new song; which means it must have taken its time to penetrate the Gaga/Britney/Beyonce pop fortress that is my brain.

This sort of disposable dance music would be generally forgettable, were it not for the detailed sexual imagery of Dirty Talk's lyrics. I'm sure the sexually liberated amongst you would argue that it simply presents a fairly vanilla, even generic set of sensual fantasies as something more risque, but to prudes like me? SHOCK AND GASP.

However, after listening to the song a number of times on repeat, it dawned on me that perhaps Wynter Gordon and her songwriters have a deeper, more powerful message regarding the female quest for internal and external gratification to communicate to their audience, gyrating in front of the TV at home in a genuine Mary-Kate and Ashley tweenie g-string. A message, perhaps, that would be more effective if presented as an undergraduate film student's meditative think piece.

All of which is a lot of garbled set up for what is ostensibly the most ridiculous piece of video to be committed to YouTube today.



  1. "what is ostensibly the most ridiculous piece of video to be committed to YouTube today" thats a big claim, but I think you pulled it off.

    I lost it when you fell off the birthing ball GC.

  2. i love the fact that your expression did not change as you fell off the ball. that's commitment to your art... not to mention the last shot with the brush....

    the fiend
    i think we have a new "last year in marienbad"...

  3. Ha. That was fantastic. Especially putting that damn brush in your mouth. One of the best ' Dirty Talk' art house videos I've ever seen. And it's a huge genre.

  4. This will come in handy when I write my dissertation about that song.

  5. ...oh dear.

    Puts me in mind of that marvellous reading Peter Sellers did of the Beatle's "Hard Day's Night". And if you haven't heard that one, I'm truly sorry. You should go and try to track it down at once.

  6. To clarify: it's Sellers, doing "Hard Days Night" in the style of Lawrence Olivier playing King Richard III. And it's f__king funny.


  7. Hey Flinthart - very, very aware of that one.

    "And I've been working like a DOG!"


  8. Youre so awesome, man! I cant believe I missed this blog for so long. Its just great stuff all round. Your design, man...too amazing! I cant wait to read what youve got next. I love everything that youre saying and want more, more, MORE! Keep this up, man! Its just too good.

  9. Should have known you'd be aware of a minor classic. Nice work all round, by the way. "Oh dear" was meant to represent a certain existential horror of the kind one gets when face by performance poets in full cry...