After watching DreamWorld 3, what are your thoughts?
Please share your thoughts, reactions and questions for your classmates. What aspects of the documentary were noteworthy to you? Do you agree with the argument? What do you find it problematic or disagreeable? Lastly, can you think of any other music videos that are similar to the ones mentioned by documentary?
DreamWorlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video takes a clarifying look at the warped world of music video. Ranging across hundreds of images and stories from scores of music videos, Jhally uncovers a dangerous industry preoccupation with reactionary ideals of femininity and masculinity, and shows how these ideals have glamorized a deeply sexist worldview in the face of the women’s movement and the fight for women’s rights. In the end, Dreamworlds 3 challenges viewers to think seriously about how forms of entertainment that might seen innocuous and inconsequential can be implicated in serious real-world problems like gender violence, misogyny, homophobia, and racism. Please click on the link below to watch the documentary.