Dreamworlds 3
Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video

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Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video
Dreamworlds 3 examines the stories contemporary music videos tell about girls and women, and encourages viewers to consider how these narratives shape individual and cultural attitudes about sexuality. Illustrated with…
Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video (Abridged Version)
Dreamworlds 3, the latest in Sut Jhally's critically acclaimed Dreamworlds series, takes a clarifying look at the warped world of music video. Ranging across hundreds of images and stories from…

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Grace

It is obvious that in the present day world sex sells. Artists and music video directors know this so they will push the envelope to the very edge of almost porn to get the viewers what they want. this has transpired into the daily lives of some artists as well. People will do what their ...Read more

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Brittany

The facts at the video were eye opening. Every 2 1/2 minutes a women is getting sexual assaulted. I'm sure the media that allows these videos to be put out knows that fact and many more. I just don't understand why they want women to be shown in such a way that degrades them. At the end of ...Read more

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Shae

While watching this video I honestly felt uncomfortable with how openly okay women
were to just being used for their body. They made it seem like dancing next to men were their
only purpose. Not only that, in music videos and media they, men made it glorifying to treat
women ...Read more

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Jasmin

This video was very eye opening on how and why women are treated in the music video industry. Also that those that want to portray themselves as independent and strong still end up falling into the trap of being portrayed as sexual objects. The part that chilled me the most was seeing the ...Read more

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Alyssa

This film really showed me how objectified women are. Sex appeal has become so common throughout our culture that I often forget how reoccurring it is throughout the media, I've almost become blind to it. It's hard to watch a film like this because I know that women are capable of great ...Read more

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Brittani

This was a very eye opening film, although it was also very hard to watch at times. I don't watch a lot of music videos, but after watching this film I understand why music videos are made. They are made to dehumanize women and make the men watching them feel as if women owe them sex and that ...Read more

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Shelbi

This video helped show me that it is not just mens' fault for objectifying women. Women are helping play a role in this by behaving in such a way as was shown all throughout this film, especially in rap music videos.

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Crystal

This film gave me a perspective on how women are used to benefit the videos and really opened my eyes to how dehumanizing these videos really are.

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ingri

"this is not a negative persuasion of over sexualization or under sexualization, but more out of whose eyes..." then later "the media is showing females as only body parts." the first statement is absolutely false.

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Songia

It opened my eyes in how music videos uses women.

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