Hello everyone :)
I just watched the new Katy Perry music video called "Roar"
the video was really really really nice.
I feel that the song tries to give a liberating feeling about being an independent woman (and fails) but the video is actually the one element that brings out the liberated woman.
The story of the video is quite simple,
Katy and her bf just crashed their plane in the jungle, then a huge tiger devours her cocky bf and she transforms into a superwoman/Jane Porter.
This transformation contains stereotypical (in a man's view) woman behaviour,
- she takes a showers and laughs for no reason,
- she paints the nails of an elephant,
- she brushes the teeth of a crocodile
- she puts a collar on the tiger
and generally she forces all the animal kingdom to undergo a makeover!
she destroys her heels and makes a weapon out of them
she defeats the tiger who threatened her life and ate her bf
and then she becomes the King of the jungle!
Nope she's not a queen!
I can tell that she's a king by the way her legs are spread as far as possible clearly in manly way,
her arms are relaxed in a powerful position ,
and her chin is high!
I really adore how not feminine this pose is..
I believe that this video is awesome because of these two scenes.
These parts of the video show the real emancipation of a woman, when the gender roles collapse
and she becomes the most powerful creature.
I think that this element should be kept as a slight sight of feminism in pop culture.
Breaking stereotypes one at a time!