warrior_poet63 saidDoes anyone have a thought on why videos that go with house music are so visually oriented towards straight-males? It's like watching soft-core porn (the not so interesting kind).
I remember first hearing these songs at gay bars but found the videos void of anything I'd see at a gay bar (in my experience).
See below for examples:
Probably because straight people like to boogie too.
In all seriousness, in the US, dance/house music as a whole is a smaller subset of music...in some areas of Europe and South America that IS their way of music. Why do you think that Europe and South America (sometimes) has great dance music a year in advance? Normally not until after the Winter Music Conference in Miami has closed up shop do we residents of the US get "new and hot" dance music that is now old and stale to the Euros. Just like in fashion, when it comes to house music we are about a year behind.
Also, women in music vids are less "threatening" than men. Put two men in a video kissing and hugging and it is very controversial - even in 2009. But put half naked chicks dancing with guitars or doing aerobics (like in eric prydz "call on me") and you have a hit.