Video of The Day: Meggie Brown

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Meggie Brown's "Boys Boys Boys" begins with a sly wink of a lyric - "If you're gonna talk about me/make sure I'm not in earshot baby." The song's preening peacock posturing couples a hint of "Stay With Me" Faces raunch with some T. Rex-esque bombast, but with a twist. As Brown says of the song, "It's a love song ultimately. I’m having fun in the song and the video with the idea that masculinity 'belongs' only to men." Indeed.

The video's over-the-top football (soccer, if my fellow Americans insist) theme is irresistible, and plays up the song's rowdy, let the good times roll GSOH. Is it objectifying of me to mention the locker room shower scenes? In any case, after giving "Boys Boys Boys" some love, it's no wonder The Guardian put Meggie Brown on their list of 50 for 2020. 

[posted 2.8.20]


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