ETA: Since apparently you assholes are angrier that I neglected to realize this is supposed to be the most poorly-executed vampire concept since Twilight than you are over anything else in this MV, I’ma get this shit over with: I don’t care. A theoretical vampire concept does not negate the criticism of this MV any more than Twilight being a vampire series does not negate the criticism of Edward and Bella’s relationship. Edward doesn’t stalk Bella because he’s a vampire, he stalks her because he’s a creep. I mean, I could’ve made the same boring Twilight jokes people have been making since 2005, but I went with 50 Shades of Grey as it is less old meme and, being a Twilight fanfic, has preserved the most problematic aspects of the Edward/Bella romance, which is the whole issue with this MV and song to start with. Oh, and by the way–none of those elements have anything to do with vampirism. I would think that the ability of an all-human AU like 50SoG to preserve those elements would make that clear, but that’s clearly too much critical thinking to expect out of stans. So you can keep making excuses or you can shut the fuck up, but if you’re going to do the former, do it somewhere other than my blog.
So now that that bullshit is out of the way, let’s talk about why this MV is getting backlash from iFans. The romanticizing of violence against women is a disturbing trend in K-pop music videos, and it’s in stark relief here. I’m kind of pissed U-KISS delivered this shit after being gone over a year, because kissmes, all 3 or so of us, have been starved for material to mock/bop/fap to, as there isn’t much else out there for us now that the few boy groups still doing this sort of sound and aesthetic are either done and dusted or making shitty ass music like the rest of these neon clown puke assholes. So now I gotta make with the cognitive dissonance and acknowledge that “Stalker” is a ~*problematic fave*~, because as long as you overlook the lyrics and concept, it’s a bop. Musically and aesthetically, U-KISS are back and in fine form.
I didn’t think I’d be writing about Exo again on this blog, but here we are. Exo returns, a year later and two members fewer, with “Call Me Baby” off their second full album, “Exodus.” SM, you wrong (but so right) for that title.
April 1st, 2015 – Ahjummas Anonymous has learned that Big Bang’s Seungri and 4Minute’s Hyuna have been cast in the upcoming Korean remake of Fifty Shades of Grey. The idols-turned-actors will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively. The remake will closely follow the plot of the books penned by British author E.L. Fudge, about a 27-year old C.E.O. of a cookie company who enters a BDSM relationship with a 21-year-old college graduate with a dual degree in English literature and pastry confection. Famous for their kinky sex scenes, the books have come under fire by some critics for a lack of research and realism—specifically, that a college graduate with no experience would be put in charge of a major company’s cookie design department for no other reason than she’s boning the C.E.O. Other inaccuracies include improper cleanup after use of chocolate syrup in a sex scene and an inaccurate portrayal of the realities of working as a pastry chef. Nonetheless, the franchise continues to enjoy juggernaut success and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
Other names thrown into the casting ring include Seungri’s bandmate Taeyang and 2NE1’s Dara, who are in talks to play Christian’s brother Elliott and Anastasia’s roommate Kate.
The film is slated for release on Valentine’s Day 2017.
I have noticed that, among ifans, the reaction to “Hyde” has been quite polarized. There are those who have taste love it, and there are those who don’t. I am among the former, obviously. Now, when it comes to K-Pop, I am not easily impressed (not one word about U-KISS stanning. NOT ONE WORD). But as you can tell, this video impressed the shit out of me. It’s like a checklist of Shit I Love in a K-Pop Boy Band Video.