Both Videos Suck
Just read Violet’s entry about the West, Swift, and Beyonce’s egofest, and must comment. Actually, if the comments were focused on toasting West, I would not bother, but the comments turned into pitting one woman’s work against the other.
Sorry, Beyonce’s video may be considered more in your face sexuality/sensuality, but I don’t see how her message is any different from the message Taylor Swift’s video is sending. Both are advocating heteronormative coupledom. Both female protagonists are making themselves available for a man. Beyonce’s protagonist guarantees submission (he may have some not a cold dead fish ass) to a man, when he puts a ring on it, and Taylor’s protagonist guarantees the nice and appreciative girlfriend/wife who will not bring any drama (in other words, submission) if he were to just open his eyes, —which will of course lead to him getting some ass.