What does being a "good girl" mean to some of the biggest voices in pop today?
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Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
"And that's why I'm gon' take a good girl / I know you want it... You're a good girl / Can't let it get past me / You're far from plastic / But you're a good girl / The way you grab me / Must wanna get nasty"
"Blurred Lines" is a song about the unknowable territory, between flirtation and action, wanting and not having and -- in some circles -- consent and non-consent (the line "I know you want it" has been the center of the latter argument). The "good girl" here is sending both very clear signals and very blurry signals; she is authentic ("far from plastic"); and she is an instigator (doing the grabbing) and the coy party (the phrase "must wanna get nasty" might as well end in a question mark). So while she does the grabbing, he is doing the "taking."
Diving into this music video takes another day, but watch the dichotomies between the video's "good girls," the lyrics, their nudity and the crass language -- the literal language ("Robin Thicke has a big dick" and a "STOP" sign) and the body language (the men cajoling, the women playing with toys and props and bouncing between men).
WHAT A GOOD GIRL IS: Non-plastic, horny but confusing, something one must take