Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cruel Summer

It's been awhile since the Tenants posted a cheezy video, and given the current heat wave Bananarama's "Cruel Summer" seems meterologically appropriate, even if the song itself doesn't quite stack up to "I Heard a Rumour" or "Venus." Note that video contains most of the very best features of British videos of the early '80's, viz.:

1. A $37 budget
2. Most of which went to hair and makeup
3. "Choreography"
4. NYCophilia
5. Costumes left over from the last Dexy's Midnight Runners video.

The unexpected benefit here is an homage to The Dukes of Hazzard.

Cultural Studies theorists should be glad to see that the ending fully confirms Richard Dyer's assertion about the musical as a vision of plenitude and social harmony in the final "dancing with Boss Hogg" sequence.

1 comment:

  1. Good to know that there are pants available that can make you look three times your size. For all those occasions when that would come in handy...