Katy Perry’s new video, ‘Bon Appétit’, wants to send a message about sexual liberation. Does it though? Does it really?
It was released yesterday with a tweet linking to the video, saying
“Hot and ready to serve, but make no mistake I’m not your piece of 🍖 🔪 ☝🏻🍒 #sexualliberation”
The video plays out like a highly sexualized, stylized fetish fantasy, and that’s fine, and that’ll get eyes on the video. Some of those eyes will love what they see and others will be offended. Cha-Ching!
Is this video more liberating than any other sexualized music video that doesn’t claim #sexualliberation though? Have we gotten a bit loose with our usage of the word liberation?
Enjoy the video, and enjoy your liberation?
(p.s. There is a plot twist in the final seconds!)