Why I Love Mastodon’s New Music Video

If you have not heard of twerking by now, I have no idea what to say to you except, “Google.”  There has been much debate around the concept, which some would argue was triggered by the VMA performance of “We Can’t Stop”/”Blurred Lines” by Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.  Regardless of the origin of the discussion, much of it has revolved around the representation of women – particularly those who happen to be black – as sexual objects, as well as its supposedly “ratchet” nature (but that discussion is for another day).

Anyway, this week, Mastodon released their new music video for “The Motherload”, which featured a heavy dosage of twerking (here it is for the uninitiated):

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