LATE AGAIN! I will remember to update these posts every Friday…one day! Haha!
This weeks music video of the week is from my idol Beyoncé in Pretty Hurts.
One of the reasons that I chose this music video for my feature is that I really like the message behind it. The fact that Beyoncé talks about the issues of appearance is this century that are very relatable to all. It can be seen as an inspirational message to specifically young girls who may feel peer pressured into looking a certain way because of how their idols are portrayed on television and in magazines. However, it can also be targeted at boys too, as the same things happen to them too, which some people forget.
In the music video, we witness Beyoncé trying to perfect her presence and look by having lessons and undergoing the pre treatment for plastic surgery, which some people going through peer pressure feel is the only option for them. The song tells them that no matter how much you groom yourself, in the end it is your soul that you should be focussed on.
Beyoncé is taking part in a pageant along with a lot of other females all competing for the winning title. We then see Beyoncé in a room full of trophies that she has presumably earned from other pageants, but despite winning all of these, she didn’t win the pageant in the video which would portray the idea that she’s not pretty enough this time. This puts across the message that no matter how much you try and change yourself that it will never be enough for some people.
I really like this music video as it is extremely relevant to the issues children and adults are experiencing today.