He plays in a room with additional drums piled on the floor. Just sing and have fun. Reno greets the guy with the beard who made the phone call, who points at the stage where the nerds are playing. Two more band members to go. The opening lyric is quite a doozy: “I’m not a man/or machine/I’m just something in between/whooa whooa”… and he stares directly into the camera, not so much singing the lines as proclaiming them as he pumps his fists. It has strength. Have a new crush you can't identify? They’re falling out of trees in Hollywood.”. Reno barges into the fantasy guitar workshop and synchs “Come on!”, taking the guitarist into the hallway to join the party. David Lee Roth, who celebrated and epitomized similar values as Loverboy, at least acknowledged the existence of gay people in his Just a Gigolo video, even if it’s to punch one of them in the face (gay-bashing is funny!!). This character highlights the cultural alliance between gays and nerds, depicting non-gay nerds as gay-friendly allies and a gay person completely at ease in the world of nerd-dom. Get Lucky is the second album released by the hard rock band Loverboy in 1981. It featured the singles "Working for the Weekend", "When It's Over", "Lucky Ones", and "Take Me to the Top". First we see the guitarist’s fantasy: a guitar workshop!! !” “Cool!” Dude! They don’t know how to play Loverboy! No sissies or girls in this group. Their masculinity, and implicitly their sexuality, is questioned because they share the stage with a girl whose image strays from the clichéd heterosexual porn fantasy that Loverboy (and many other bands) provided in their videos, all of which celebrated masculine power and male supremacy and rejected any hint of feminism. "Steal My Girl" is a song written and recorded by English-Irish boy band One Direction. It rivaled being gay on the coolness scale, condemning its members to outcast status who never got invited to the parties at the cool kids’ houses. Each Loverboy member is playing out some fantasy in their rooms, similar to Yellow Submarine when each Beatle is gathered in his own little unique paradise. Tainted Love has two videos. If this video had been made in the mid 1990s, the roles would be completely reversed. That’s the very reason I ended up on this site. One reason this song is so different than the rest of Loverboy’s offerings is that it was written by Mutt Lange, presumably for Def Leppard. [12], "Take Me to the Top" redirects here. Bill Gates, nerdiness personified, became the symbol of American success in the 1990s. He jerks his body along with the beat, picks up some sushi (epitomizing 80s yuppie moneyed popularity) and inserts it into the mouth of one of the porn star extras, the first of dozens of tedious sexual innuendos sprinkled throughout the video. I actually LOVE their versionof Working For The Weekend. The first “whoas” are lip synched by two porn stars and a sloppy unattractive guy wearing sunglasses and a painter’s cap who sticks his tongue out at the camera creating a grotesque effect. But the nerds waited in the wing, and their moment soon came. Now four Loverboys march down the hallway, the drummer shirtless. It is unknown whose hand and arm are in the picture. They themselves say they weren’t trying to change the world. He glowers at the nerd band disapprovingly, and when the band’s saxophone player struts across the stage in a horribly uncool manner, the normal guy loses his patience, gets up, and walks over to a phone on the wall. The cover was chosen as one of the 50 greatest Canadian album covers by CBC Music staff in 2014. September 30, 2017 by Kelsie Gibson. But there is one “normal” guy with a beard and short hair sitting alone at a table. There’s something depressing and humiliating about the scene, though, as a 1980s poster-worthy hot babe wearing a captain’s hat slowly takes off her shirt, turning around to reveal her back in a teasing, burlesque style. These posters were such a ubiquitous part of 1980s adolescent male culture that I had two of them myself, even though I was gay! Something for everyone interested in hair, makeup, style, and body positivity. The nerd saxophone player ends the video by saying in his slow, elongated 1980s nerd voice “Who do those guys think they are anyway? Well the joke’s on you NERD, because THEY ARE LOVERBOY!!! One would expect lots of cocaine and high-end booze at this party. They fit none of the band members or models on the set. California residents can opt out of "sales" of personal data. Few videos epitomize 1980s cultural values as purely as Loverboy’s Lovin’ Every Minute of It. It’s so unbelievably stupid. That is what I get out of it. We are supposed to feel relief that the agony of the nerd band has ended and we can now revel in the manly heterosexuality that was Loverboy circa 1985. Then a live clip, then walking down the hall with a slutty porn star holding a glittery drum for him to “bang” (get it?!). I don’t know. A nerd voice—stilted, awkward, overly formal—announces the song. We're here to help! The premise is good because it allows audiences to get to know each band member, and there are many different creative possibilities for depicting their fantasies. It has strength. It is unknown whose hand and arm are in the picture. Presumably Reno has fucked, or will fuck, all of them. It has power. Thus, as foils, as “others,” the nerds are suggested implicitly to lack a heterosexual sex drive, to be neutered, asexual, or queer in some manner. Loverboy would be the joke, and the nerds would be the fashionable stars. She holds a tray of drinks. The most frightening thing about Lovin’ Every Minute of It is how represents dominant mainstream patterns found on MTV in these years. Her face seems conflicted, like she’s wondering how the hell she ended up in this stupid sexist video, how her life led her to become the sex fantasy for the ugly bass player from Loverboy. Can’t wait. I can imagine the conversation: “dude, you get to pick your own fantasy, like with sexy chicks and stuff! [3] In a 2012 interview, Reno stated that the model was the photographer's daughter,[6] a claim repeated in a 2013 interview. You didn’t need a rocket scientist to make a video; just get some sexy babes. Judging solely by chart position, “Lovin’ Every Minute of It” was actually Loverboy’s biggest hit, peaking at #9. I love it and that sax player can move! Good-looking broads lifting their tops up and a bunch of guys with their fists in the air. As the first chorus begins, we see the party has gotten wilder. Nerds in 1980s culture had a distinct way of talking that was overstated, loud, and careful to enunciate every syllable. She’s probably a lesbian, otherwise wouldn’t she be throwing her face into Mike Reno’s crotch like any normal woman? The cover of the album depicts the posterior of someone wearing tight red leather pants, with a man's arm and hand in the foreground with index and middle finger crossed. Reno and the guitarist lead their porn star brigade down the hallway, arm in arm, bros forever, fist pumping and guitar riffing the whole way. This was the fashion for expensive, highly publicized videos in the mid-1980s: to have a one or two minute narrative prelude before the song starts. I had seen the video on Youtube and I was very curious about the band and have been searching for info on them and this video. Reno’s sexual harassment spree then targets a porn star dressed in a French maid costume that the slightest breeze would blow off. I am obsessed with it and have watched it several times already. So many other videos had the same basic characteristics: tits and ass, pouty porn stars, empowered men conquering women, and a dash of humor picking on nerds, because everyone knew in the 1980s that it was fun to bully, fun to be the white male with power, fun to flex your muscles and show the world who was really running the show during the Reagan era. Etc. ( Log Out /  The camera pans towards the window, giving us a better look at the party inside. Significantly, one of the four members of the nerd-anti-Loverboy band is female. They have a weird campy charm. I like Queen of the Broken Hearts even though it’s as sexist as Lovin’ Every Minute of It—it had that Mad Max post-apocalyptic look that was popular in classic 1980s MTV videos at the time, reflecting nuclear anxieties and the apocalyptic rhetoric that surrounded the AIDS crisis. We hold major institutions accountable and expose wrongdoing. Loverboy walks on stage, and the nerd band gets pushed aside. Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter! It’s only the 10th-most frequently played song at Loverboy concerts ( http://www.setlist.fm/stats/loverboy-1bd6b5f4.html ), for example. Naked Girls Playing LeapFrog. The shot is followed by live performance of him, as if to reveal the real man behind the fantasy. Dirty Deeds "Hear" is the track in this piece which belongs to a series of new videos promoting the launch of record label C4ENT's Dirty Deeds "Let's be friends" album available for purchase as of March 6th on Dirtydeeds.tv and Itunes. An interesting moment of overlap occurs, however, in Revenge of the Nerds, in which one of main nerds is openly gay. He’s fixing a guitar while a slutty nurse-like centerfold hovers in the background. They are not visible in the next shot of everyone in the elevator, which has Reno fist-pumping surrounded by platinum blond hair as the doors close. The remastered album featured four bonus tracks, all of which are previously unreleased demos. What is your audience? 8 years ago. They are nerds, and they deserve what they get. The nerds in this video fit alongside “the Geek” in Sixteen Candles, Spazz from Meatballs, and the nerds in Revenge of the Nerds, not to mention nerds found in music videos by Van Halen (Hot for Teacher), Quiet Riot (Party All Night), and the Beastie Boys (You Got to Fight for Your Right to Party). dirtydeeds.tv SUBSCRIBE NOW to unlock the next videos . Yesterday, Charli XCX released the video for her latest single, "Boys". They fit her, and Kennedy decided to use her as the model.[3]. But perhaps gay men are invited to this party after all, as long as they come in last and don’t get in the way of anything? But in 1985, the white straight frat guy-party-bro image glorified in this Loverboy video dictated the contours of coolness and popularity. Where did they come from? Part of the nerd’s otherness, both in this video and in American culture more generally, rests upon their lack of heterosexual experiences and skills, thus linking nerds and gays more explicitly than both merely being marginalized outcasts. This video represents a worldview in which homosexuality does not exist and would not be welcome if it did.

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