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Ewwwwww: Bangers and Cash, “Pu$$y”: (NSFW, natch)

March 21, 2008
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While the bludgeoning chorus claims “We want some Pu-Pu-ssaaaay,” everything about the ridiculously NSFW video for “Pu$$y”–from Spank Rock’s Bangers and Cash side project–seeks to negate this. For a bootie rap, the crudely animated images of disembodied vajayjays–quite literally hammered and bitch-slapped–look, well, thoroughly unsexy. Repulsive even, and maybe that’s the point.

Lyrically, the song is just slightly nastier than the usual club-quaking sex odes. For those familiar with Spank Rock’s explicitness, there’s nothing to arrest you midgrind. The video, on the other hand, tackles a new level of foul while simultaneously lampooning and actualizing the lyrics’ bravado. Imagine if a virginal 13-year-old went to bed dreaming of the clutch of scat porn he discovered at his bachelor-uncle’s house. Those damp flights of fantasy, wholly divorced from any real-life experience, would look a hell of a lot like “Pu$$y”‘s adolescent doodle-style animation.

Kathy Acker and William Burroughs might have got a kick out of the feverish, boner-deflating fetishes presented here: stand-alone lady bits oozing green slime; crab-walking, nightmarish vagina-creatures consisting merely of shapely legs and genitals; and over-the-top anal fixation, including a cartoon Spank Rock lasciviously lapping up feces. “Pu$$y” conjures a scarily hilarious world so blatantly fixated on orifices that the notion of objectification falls short. Though you could peg the video as misogynistic–it could easily turn up in a new volume of the music video-analyzing Dreamworlds–”Pu$$y”‘s absurdist imagery, intentionally or not, could also be read as feminist satire.

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