J. Lo came out with the video for “I Luh Ya Papi” several months ago and it had to be a part of Feminism Friday (which, by the way, isn’t a thing anywhere but at the spiral, in case you were wondering) just on general principle.
It starts with Jennifer and her..friends? Crew? Entourage? Something? Sitting down with the dude who is trying to pitch how they will film her new video, which is, amazingly enough, “I Luh Ya Papi.” He suggests various ridiculous things to an attempting to be polite Jennifer, like a zoo or a water park, and makes some dumb comment about how people will think she’s saying “I Luh Ya PUPPY.”
He’s an idiot, and she has class. Moving on.
Her crew cackled at each dumb suggestion and finally say that if she was a guy, they’d be shooting this thing at a mansion or a yacht and would be objectifying the hell out of a bunch of half-naked women.
Cue J. Lo’s fabulous fantasy sequence, where she and her crew sing and dance while surrounded by men in tiny swimsuits. The camera lingers on a man soaping himself up while washing a car and the ladies delight in tugging down various speedos a bit.
Pros: Turns the typical female objectification on its head. It’s also a fun song, and J Lo is an awesome dancer.
Cons: I can hear the cries of “Not all men!” from here. Would have also liked to see more writhing from the men.
Feminism Grade: A