“Defined Lines”, a parody music video designed by three Auckland University law students, has picked up international attention after being banned briefly by Youtube. Produced in response to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, the film reverses gender roles, with three men in white underwear dancing while the three students, Adelaide Dunn, Olivia Lubbock and Xoe Ellwood, outline their objections to objectification.
The clip was created as part of an annual Law Revue show. Lubbock, a fifth year law student, said the video was intended to be tongue-in-cheek. “We had a lot of fun making it and like I said it was part of a comedy sketch so it was always intended to be taken as a bit of a joke,” she said.
A sample of the lyrics:
If you wanna get nasty,
Just don’t harass me.
You can’t just grab me,
That’s a sex crime!
Yeah we don’t want it.
See the full lyrics on the Vimeo version of the Defined Lines video.
Lyrics were written by Adelaide Dunn, and performed by Zoe Ellwood, Olivia Lubbock and Adelaide Dunn.
Filming was produced at Chillbox Creative by producer Milon Tesiram, with audio engineering by BigPop Studios producer Rich Bryan.