ERIC Number: ED251866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-4
Sex, Violence and Rock 'n' Roll: The Manipulation of Women in Music-Videos.
Berg, Charles M.
Noting the pervasiveness of rock music videos beyond cable television, this paper explores the exploitation of women as sexual objects that characterizes many of these videos and the rock music industry itself. The paper first discusses the sociocultural male-female attitudes that underlie the misogyny implicit in the videos. It then illustrates this phenomenon by analyzing the video "Flesh for Fantasy," by punk rock musician Billy Idol, including the lyrics, music track, Billy Idol's character in the video, the film set and supporting cast, and camera work and editing. The paper concludes with a caveat concerning the effects of such images, repeated 24-hours a day, on the formation of sexual attitudes in children and young adults. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A