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Defined Lines: Blurred Lines Parody Goes Viral

You have likely heard a lot about Robin Thicke and his summer hit Blurred Lines. Famous for its funky bass line and for being “sort of rapey” – the song has been in headlines as of late for taking center stage at the MTV VMAs and being the subject of a copyright dispute with Marvin Gaye’s estate.  The song has repeatedly been taken to task for its problematic lyrics and now a parody courtesy of Law Revue girls has hit YouTube that lyrically addresses what’s so wrong.

Comprised of University of Auckland law students Olivia Lubbock, Zoe Ellwood and Adelaide Dunn – the parody turns the original lyrics around to address the sexism inherent in the original song.

So what began as:

You’re a good girl.

Can’t let it get past me.

Me fall from plastic.

Talk about getting blasted.

I hate these blurred lines.

I know you want.

I know you want it.

I know you want it.

Became:

 

We aint good girls.

We are scholastic.

Smart and Sarcastic.

Listen Mankind.

If you want to get nasty, just don’t harass me.

You can’t just grab me.

That’s a sex crime.

Yeah we don’t want it.

 

Posted 5 days ago, the effort has already topped 800,000 views on YouTube.  Taking a page from the Blurred Lines video, the parody features fully clothed women singing while nearly naked men surround them.

Unlike the original Blurred Lines video, the parody was temporarily taken down from YouTube for being flagged “inappropriate.”

When discussing the inspiration behind the song, Thicke shared that he and Pharrell wrote the song by “acting like we were two old men on a porch hollering at girls.”

This parody shows what happens when those girls holler back.

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Defined Lines: Blurred Lines Parody Goes Viral

You have likely heard a lot about Robin Thicke and his summer hit Blurred Lines. Famous for its funky bass line and for being “sort of rapey” – the song has been in headlines as of late for taking center stage at the MTV VMAs and being the subject of a copyright dispute with Marvin Gaye’s estate.  The song has repeatedly been taken to task for its problematic lyrics and now a parody courtesy of Law Revue girls has hit YouTube that lyrically addresses what’s so wrong.

Comprised of University of Auckland law students Olivia Lubbock, Zoe Ellwood and Adelaide Dunn – the parody turns the original lyrics around to address the sexism inherent in the original song.

So what began as:

You’re a good girl.

Can’t let it get past me.

Me fall from plastic.

Talk about getting blasted.

I hate these blurred lines.

I know you want.

I know you want it.

I know you want it.

Became:

 

We aint good girls.

We are scholastic.

Smart and Sarcastic.

Listen Mankind.

If you want to get nasty, just don’t harass me.

You can’t just grab me.

That’s a sex crime.

Yeah we don’t want it.

 

Posted 5 days ago, the effort has already topped 800,000 views on YouTube.  Taking a page from the Blurred Lines video, the parody features fully clothed women singing while nearly naked men surround them.

Unlike the original Blurred Lines video, the parody was temporarily taken down from YouTube for being flagged “inappropriate.”

When discussing the inspiration behind the song, Thicke shared that he and Pharrell wrote the song by “acting like we were two old men on a porch hollering at girls.”

This parody shows what happens when those girls holler back.

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Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.