As sexuality in music video becomes more intense and more frequent, it requires more attention by scholars. This essay summarizes the findings of two decades’ worth of research on music video, most of which focuses on sexual and violent content in the videos. In addition, we suggest a typology of how sexuality is indicated and used by artists—especially female artists—to define their images and attract audiences.
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Andsager, J., Roe, K. “What’s your definition of dirty, baby?”: Sex in music video. Sex Cult 7, 79–97 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-003-1004-8
- Sexual Attitude
- Female Character
- African American Adolescent
- Music Video
- Sexual Content