Monday, December 21, 2015

An Honest Performance of "Baby It's Cold Outside"


8 comments:

  1. Nicely overly-pretentious, modern-paranoid reinterpretation of a song intended to be about a coquette being "female" and an amorous guy now accused of "date rape." Times were different when this song was written, and to taint it with this rather disgusting interpretation is quite disgusting. And before you flame me, I'm a male who has been gang-raped, so don't go playing the "you just can't understand" card. Yes, this song COULD be interpreted this way, just many such songs could be interpreted this way. Get over yourself. When the song lyric is "I own you beyotch," you can be upset; with this, not so much.

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  2. I have always thought this song was sending the wrong message as so many songs "of it's time" did. I think the fact that "times were different" is key here. Date rape is not new, we just weren't allowed to talk or care about it.

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  3. When I first watched this I was thinking how cleverly they modified the lyrics to exaggerate how inappropriate this song is, but then I found-out that these are the actual lyrics! I totally disagree with Black Wolf and feel that, by any standard--past or present--the song is inappropriate. And because something may have been deemed acceptable in the past, doesn't make it so today (or even then). This song harkens back to the 50's, the era of "Madmen", where women had their place in society, and it wasn't running for President or heading a corporation. Society now understands that "no means no", and in this song the "NO" is repeated over and over and emphatically.

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  4. The song has an interesting history...Frank Loesser wrote it for him and his wife to perform at parties, and she was hurt when he allowed it to be included in the film NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER (performed by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban). That it won an Oscar didn't make her feel better, and the bad feelings ultimately contributed to the end of the marriage.

    Paul

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