Champagne. Titties. Twerking. Have you seen this hot vid? Rims. Girls. Giant balloons that spell out "Lily Allen has a baggy pussy." What about this one?
It's been a long time since British pop star Lily Allen shared new music (she's been busy having a family), and no doubt she's had more than a few frustrating conversations about how to market her return. That subject—how there's a double standard for female musicians as compared to male ones—is the target of her biting new video "Hard Out Here," which takes on everything from body type expectations for female pop stars to the differences between how men and women are allowed to talk about their lives in public.
"If I told you 'bout my sex life, you'd call me a slut/Them boys be talking 'bout their bitches no one's making a fuss," Allen sings, among a million other quotable lines in a song where the hook is "Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits/It's hard, it's hard, it's hard out here for a bitch."
Among other things, Allen seems to parody Robin Thicke, whose own dick-touting balloons are mocked by the ones with the phrase mentioned above, and Miley Cyrus/the entire idea of videos with twerking in them. But other than a kind of misguided fixation on rims (although, hey, 2003 was sexist too!), it's valid, pointed stuff about the way society approaches its pop stars, packaged in a video entertaining enough to spark instant conversation.
Check out "Hard Out Here" above.