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Sex Cults of Popular Music Assignment

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Sex Cults of Popular MusicTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................1Sex Cult by Till................................................................................................................................1Lady Gaga and Sex Cult..................................................................................................................1Argument For Till’s perspective......................................................................................................2References........................................................................................................................................31
IntroductionThis video essay discusses the sex cult presented by Lady Gaga in some of her famous songs.The link for the video has been attached below:Anon. 2016. "Lady Gaga - I Like It Rough".YouTube. Retrieved December 1, 2016(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LosJckZkfFY).In this song, Lady Gaga declares that she like it rough with her man. In the video, she is wearingraunchy bikinis and swimsuits, and by the end of the video she makes it extreme and is seen towear the nude colour bikini. She is seen to crawl and roll and ends in the orgasmic heap.Sex Cult by TillTill suggests that various characteristics are present in the popular music that help it define as asex cult. The issues of physical and sexual transgression are included in the music scenes andusually amalgamated with the issues of commitment and identity. Additionally, the acceptancetowards these sexual practices had led to the encouragement of these cultures. A liberal attitudeof sexual ethics where the gay culture, eroticism of soul and blues, the rhytm'n'blues raunch, etc.have been seen to have encouraged explicitly. A key role in changing mainstream sexual ethnichave been performed by the changing pattern of music. He uses the term brainwashing whileaddressing all typesof cults.(Till, R., 2010, page 31).Lady Gaga and Sex CultLady Gaga has presented music and popular culture that explicitly displays sexuality. Her song“Teeth” presents the joys of sex and pain related to it, similarly, the song “Dance in the Dark” isabout sex and related insecurities. Her song “Boys, Boys, Boys” is regarding the sexualattraction towards male (Halberstam, J. J., 2012, page 55).Even the videos of the songs whereLady Gaga is presented modestly with less sexual nature are seen to feature ample amount ofsexuality. Her song “You and I” deals with romantic love presenting Gaga as a mermaid who ishaving sex with a normal man. Apart from her videos, the live performances and concert are seen2
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