Saturday 10 January 2015

Elastic Heart

Whilst googling for something else, I chanced upon this newly released and highly controversial video by Australian pop singer/songwriter Sia. All the buzz lately is of freedom of expression. So grab this. The video for Sia's new single Elastic Heart was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill and features hairy Hollywood hunk Shia LaBeouf and 12-year-old dancing star Maddie Ziegler in a fight cage. The music is dreadful, strangely old-fashioned and lacks any choreographic link to the "dance" movements, but Maddie does an excellent job of acting aggressively. It is easy to see the fight cage as the legal barrier to men seducing young girls. Maddie can slip through the bars of the cage and escape. The man can't. So she teases him with her freedom and his imprisonment. You can see why the video has caused a storm of protest and why Sia felt the need to apologise to her fans (CLICK).


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