Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Image of "La Muy Muy"
While talking to my mom on video chat, this music video came out on her T.V. Even though I had heard this song before, I never really paid much attention to it because I was really annoyed by the song. Not because of it's lyrics but its catchy tune and the repetition of the "muy muy". I decided to watch the full video and actually pay attention to it and after that I found it quite interesting. In the song "la muy muy" (which I think would translate to "the snobby one") the singer Amandititita ( It literally means little little Amanda as the singer is really quite short) is singing about the stereotypical image that women are supposed to have: tall, blonde, colored eyes, make up, etc. Through her song not only is she rejecting this idea, but she also goes as far as to ridicule this idea. Singing "you think you're all that" Amanditita throughout this video depicts these women as snobby, disgusting, and goes as far as to say "you're even worse than Bush". Her role in the video becomes to seek revenge against this ideal image and prank all these women by doing mean things to them such as take out the breaks from her car as she is driving away. Yet throughout the song she is insulting these women, branding them as whores, bulimic (This idea is seen as the blonde woman goes into the restroom and vomits and Amandititita pushes her into the toilet, which we later find that she is actually pushed into a chocolate cake?).
Though I still don't know exactly what to think of the video, whether it really does seek to empower the women who are not accepted into this ideal image, I think it's rather important to note the person who is actually singing this song. The artist Amandititita is like her name, really really short. In reality she doesn't fit the "ideal" image discussed in class. She is not this attractive, seductive Latina. In fact, she is the complete opposite looking rather average and in the video none of her outfits are provocative. I'm interested in hearing other thoughts on this video. This song was popular in Mexico and I believe it I heard it maybe once in an L.A. radio station back home but every time I hear it, I just don't know what to think of it.