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July 25, 2012 2:10 PM   Subscribe

The official music video for jbDubs "I Hate My Job" features some lovely choreography by men in high heels.
posted by The Whelk (29 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
High-heel male choreography makes me happy; 'two-dollar tranny' riffs make me sad.
posted by koeselitz at 2:16 PM on July 25, 2012 [11 favorites]


Those are some damn nice legs, I'm jealous!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 2:24 PM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


That was great, I feel gayer already, and the suggested links just showed me Kazaky a Ukrainian high-heel-boy-band that might re-happy koeselitz a little.
posted by Iteki at 2:25 PM on July 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


There's a reason man can't wear high-heels and no, it's not about sexual identity insecurity..look at those legs! *munch-scream*
posted by elpapacito at 2:25 PM on July 25, 2012


Notice ANY difference?
posted by elpapacito at 2:26 PM on July 25, 2012


This is awesome. A million favorites and thank yous for posting. And to answer the question in the post title, perhaps the clothing would be appropriate for JbDubs' day job. (And I don't think he really hates his coworkers, they're his backup dancers.)
posted by slmorri at 2:26 PM on July 25, 2012


I'm not up on gay culture - is this from Jersey Shore?
posted by Pecinpah at 2:28 PM on July 25, 2012


I need to find my go-go boots.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:32 PM on July 25, 2012


Nice boys don't wear cha cha heels shakes.
posted by The Whelk at 2:33 PM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I never claimed I was a role model.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:35 PM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey. Roxanne. You don't have to put on the red light.
posted by psoas at 2:39 PM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Three thoughts:

1 - Uhm thier legs are weirdly smooth.
2 - I'd have loved to be a fly on the wall for the auditioning process for this.
3 - They must have had huge blisters at the end of this shoot. HUGE.
posted by Faintdreams at 3:23 PM on July 25, 2012


Alright, people. This needs to go sufficiently viral that it becomes a feasible group costume by Halloween. Let's get on it!
posted by EvaDestruction at 3:29 PM on July 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


Er. Just caught koeselitz's comment, and I'd missed that. I would like to request that future creators of fun shiny things involving men in high heels not befoul them with slurs.
posted by EvaDestruction at 3:35 PM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


That was great, I feel gayer already
@Iteki really how does it feel
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 4:23 PM on July 25, 2012



If this gets 100 favorites, I will wear that outfit for halloween.

although I have hip surgery next week to fix a tear in the acetabular labrum. I may have to add crutches.

I'll probably wear it anyway
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 4:40 PM on July 25, 2012 [10 favorites]


Just armies of leggy men in fantastic pumps and no pants, this halloween is going to be glorious.
posted by The Whelk at 5:25 PM on July 25, 2012 [5 favorites]


OK, so via related links I see that the middle dancer is also the artist that made the song (and the principle dancer in the Boston Ballet), so at least if there was befouling he befouled himself?
posted by deliquescent at 5:47 PM on July 25, 2012


Almost Related: Camron's video from a year or two ago, for a song also called I Hate My Job (NSFW audio).
posted by broadway bill at 6:12 PM on July 25, 2012


Those are the finest haunches I have ever seen in a music video. Damn
posted by Aubergine at 6:13 PM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Im'ma let you fagulous flaming homosexuals finish, but I just wanna say that Beyonce thinks your legs look better than theirs did, OK? Peace, out."
posted by halfbuckaroo at 6:57 PM on July 25, 2012


You know, if I had legs like that, I'd probably hang out in heels and no pants, too.
posted by a hat out of hell at 7:38 PM on July 25, 2012


Somehow this reminds me of those old "Easy Spirit Pumps" you-can-play-basketball-in-high-heels ads from the early '90s.
posted by tantrousers at 8:08 PM on July 25, 2012


I was in the French Quarter this past Mardi Gras and there was a group of guys dressed exactly like this. Their legs looked gorgeous too!
posted by JujuB at 9:12 PM on July 25, 2012


This of course alludes to you: Iteki really how does it feel?

Feels fabulous, obviously.
Assuming you were being offended (this being mefi and all), yes, something as wonderfully camp as this makes me feel connected to my community.

And if you weren't being offended (yay) here's .
posted by Iteki at 2:14 AM on July 26, 2012


Fail...

Single Ladies played over the Bob Fosse choreography that helped inspire it.
posted by Iteki at 2:17 AM on July 26, 2012


I love the contrast between I Hate My Job and this video.
posted by Karmeliet at 3:38 AM on July 26, 2012


so at least if there was befouling he befouled himself?

The term in question is clearly referring to commercial sex work, and neither men who are into transvestism (which is distinct from drag, which is further distinct from the small but not insignificant group of sartorially adventurous gay men who incorporate pumps into their otherwise masculine street or party wear) or trans men are strongly associated with commercial sex work. So, no. I do not see a case here of someone using a slur aimed at a group they belong to. And I think it's a shame that it's there, because if it wasn't, I would wallpaper my Facebook page with this video -- but I don't want people I know to encounter a word used to hurt them in something that should be light-hearted and fun.
posted by EvaDestruction at 4:34 PM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Another of their videos is worth checking out as well, F*** Em All. (NSFW, if not obvious from the title.) Was interested to see which finger is being flipped.
posted by dorey_oh at 11:43 PM on July 26, 2012


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