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Hear – Little Boots Gets A Bit Too Visual Tasting It

  • November 25, 2014
  • 4 min read

The following in not meant for the faint of heart. With that here we go…

Little Boots certainly is not one to shy away from pain and drama. In this strongly feminist portrayal, Victoria Christina Hesketh, as she was named back in May of ’84, takes the gore of Gaga and the party of Perry to new heights. It was actually too much for me to bare, but I suppose that is the point.

Firstly, why does an artist feel the need to include their name in a music video that features them as the main actor?  Many girls overdo makeup, but rarely does one acknowledge their faults, especially by tagging their blush pad: “Little Boots”. It just makes me wonder what she has to cover up. Something tells me that we are about to find out.

Modern day addictions are often shied away from or completely ignored. Little Boots chose to showcase how society becomes engrossed in various notions and how there seems to never be an end to our yearning for more of everything from body image to popping pills in barely three and a half minutes.

Reality sets in when an ash tray laden with cigarette butts and a take out dinner displays an overstuffed fries. In such a video it makes one think of the reality of the damage that smoking and junk food causes.

Teenage girls are notorious for hiding the diseases that haunt them. Can anyone name their bluemic classmate? As girls grow older they may become obsessed and use plastic surgery as a means to cover their physical personal shortcomings. Little Boots chose to take a pair of scissors to her face broadcasting this phenomena. At least her eyebrows looked good. Director Ish Sahotay  obviously does not believe that pain has its time and place, but is it really necessary to stretch your face in plastic wrap? 

Another form of diseases are addictions. The mere fact that a straw is consuming a whitish powder is enough for me to assume that this depicts cocaine and that is a not a joking matter. Let’s turn back to scissors deforming a body. How is it okay to promote self-mutilation? I do not mean in the form of beautifying one’s body with piercings, ink and the like, but rather harming oneself by chopping off their finger! At least Little Boots wore a stunning diamond.

Moving on, there are many cuts of meat and poultry that I would love nothing more than to taste, but in what world would it be appealing to see the image of not one but TWO fetuses enclosed in plastic wrap on a meat tray tagged with a price. Excuse me while I go barf.

If that was not enough, we are fortunate enough to envision what it looks like to have a hamburger packed with a moving pair of feet sandwiched between patties. Yes, the nail polish was just sexy as hell.

Throughout the rhetoric depiction, Little Boots retains a blank piercing stare whilst clad in a black blazer and a white blouse as she belts the distinctive lyrics of her tale. I guess having her face tape down in a garbage bag and the explosion on an egg in her hand are both considered normal for this visual stimulation. A Diet Coke IV drip is probably the only part of this video that actually made me crack a smirk but I am quite certain it has a deeper gruesome definition. But gruesome was defined moments later as we see an actress holding what seems to be a lobster fully engrossed eating its insides, later followed by one consumed by a slab of meat.

Little Boots made sure to cover other addictions that plague humankind, including a woman with a wide open mouth seemingly enjoying swallowing an obscene amount of falling capsules. Wait did she just swallow and eyeball? Is that salami in a banana peel? If it were me I’d strangle myself in that salami after this entire horror show called a music video.

Taste It was previously reviewed here and is the first of four tracks in Little Boot’s EP Business Pleasure set for release on iTunes next Monday, December 1st, 2014.

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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