The Sexist

Kiely Williams, Girls Gone Wild, and Eroticizing Drunk Sex

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Last year, a feminine hygiene company found that 50 percent of British women surveyed prefer having sex while drunk. And 6 percent of respondents have exclusively had sex while drunk. The armchair psychoanalysis employed to interpret these results didn't determine whether women actually enjoy drunk sex better than sober sex, or whether getting drunk simply helped to facilitate the sex even happening. Do women get drunk to have better sex or to feel better about having sex? Enter Pop singer Kiely Williams, who is leading the charge in heralding the erotic benefits of blackout intercourse.

A music video has emerged for Williams' ode to extremely memorable sex you won't remember the next day, "Spectacular." (Thanks to commenter KiaJD for the tip). Behold, the eroticization of the drunk girl!

In "Spectacular," Williams sings:

Last I remember I was face down
Ass up, clothes off, broke off, dozed off
Even though I’m not sure of his name
He could get it again if he wanted
Cause the sex was spectacular
The sex was spectacular
The sex was spectacular
The sex was spectacular

In the video, Williams is ass up, clothes off and very much awake as she performs a sexy and fully enthusiastic dance to lyrics about her being asleep while a man she doesn't know has (spectacular) sex with her. In the dance sequence, Williams expresses how being a passed-out recipient of "sex" made her feel—she felt sexy, confident, daring, and in control. Our drunk-sex researchers chalked up a woman's preference for intoxicated sex to body issues. Williams, apparently, just thinks it's hot.

Like it or not, the image of the "drunk girl" occupies an interesting space in popular culture. She's part wild girl, a sexually adventurous young woman in a shy girl's body, who just needs a bit of liquid courage to silence her inhibitions and access her sexual side. She's part Asking For It, an easy target for sexual coercion and rape who deserves to be punished for letting her guard down. Now, she's a fetish, too. The soft-core exhibitionism of Girls Gone Wild has made way for a genre of porn, targeted at heterosexual men, which mines the erotic potential of incoherently drunk women who are alternately sexually aggressive or asleep (Google "drunk sex" to find out what I'm talking about). There is also, of course, the works of Jamie Foxx.

Given Williams' girl power group audience, it looks like the sexiness of passing out is now being sold directly to women, and not to their sex partners. To me, "Spectacular" is the ultimate achievement in projecting a man's desire onto a woman's sexuality. Williams' "spectacular" sex is so centered on her partner's pleasure that she doesn't even inconvenience him by staying awake for it—and when she wakes up, she reassures him that it was the best sex she's ever had. Then again, I suppose Girls Gone Wild set the bar pretty low when it convinced drunk women to provide masturbatory material for thousands of subscribers in exchange for a free hat.

Comments

  1. #1

    I thought it was crazy how on her YouTube Channel she shares some "Ask Kiely" videos where she answers fan questions. One question was about when it was time to lose your virginity. After watching "Spectacular", I was surprised that Kiely gave a decent answer to the question (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de1V5Pgxlt8). Her actions, however, send an entirely different message.

    Thanks for the shout, btw.

  2. #2

    Yes, if Kiely were awake she might dare to ask him to get her off too. How inconvenient.

  3. #3

    The Girls Gone Wild reference was entirely inappropriate.

    I was hoping for much more video.

  4. #4

    How did she know the sex was ...? Give me a break.

  5. What in the World?!
    #5

    This video needs to be banned from Youtube. I mean, is she promoting how to "ho' stroll"? I think that even hookers would take this little, uneducated girl, aside and tell her that even they have standards and that she should go to the hospital and get tested for this, that and everything. Sad and pathetic.

  6. #6

    This song was disgusting and disturbing. This song was not about drunk sex with song was about irresponsibility and DATE RAPE. How this dumb bitch don't know if ten men ran a train on her. One of the lines is I hope he used a rubber if not I"m in trouble. Are you kidding me. Trouble= HIV, HERPES, CHLAMYDIA and sleui of other STI's and STDS.

    This song is offensive and she needs to quit at life and get counseling if she thinks this song is ok.

  7. #7

    And further more, the song is terrible!

  8. #8

    Oh yidid-dee doo, we got another ho to add to the list!!! That's why respect ppl like Janelle Monae, she actually uses talent and creativity not tackiness and whorish like Gaga, Bey, Minaj, Ri Ri, and last but not least,Badu!!! She made me vomit in my mouth with that low budget video and song!!!

  9. #9

    @thatgirltoni While i agree with you on most points, Badu does not belong on the list of ho's. She had a deep message behind that video of how people are afraid of what they do not understand and bash what they do not understand in groups.

  10. #10

    Kiely Williams defends herself and writes, "I am playing a character in the music video for the song Spectacu lar, as I did in the Cheetah Girl movies. Young women across the country get intoxicated and have unprotected sex. That's a fact. I recorded the s ong to bring attention to this frighteningly prevalent activity. It is ab surd to infer or suggest that I am condoning this behaviour.
    "Are Lady Gaga and Beyonce advocating murder with the Telephone video? Of course not. Was Rihanna encouraging suicide with Russian Roulette? No.
    Was Madonna suggesting that young unmarried girls get pregnant with Papa Don't Preach? I don't think so. Is Academy Award winner Monique a propon ent of incest because of her portrayal of Mary in the movie Precious? Cle arly, the answer is no.
    "I wrote Spectacular and made the video to bring attention to a serious women's health and safety issue. Please don't shoot the messenger."

  11. #11

    W.T.F. IS WRONG WIT U PEOPLE!!! i swear people turn into such gangstas behind a keyboard.... leave her alone!!! she obviosly knows wtf shes doing and has a plan for all that nonsense in that video or else it wouldnt exist!!! and hate it or not the whole point of the song in the first place was to get her name in your mouth ( or keyboards) and it been working... think about it... bad publicity is better than none which is what she unforunatly had before this song correct me if im wrong... sum1 here had also said that she was an "oppertunist" and to me that was the dummest shyt ever cuz is she is, then so is EVERYONE ELSE IN HOLLYWOOD...... sumtimes i dont understand u thumb gangsters... why wasnt anyone down Rihanna s back for singing "Rude Boy" to millions of children?!?!? or Katy Perry giving lil kids a boobie show.... or miley grinding on a skripper pole?!?! hmmmm... most of you parents arent even role models for your children but you immediately call her a H.O.E for her "indie" vid?????????

  12. #12

    Kiely is an adult of course, but she does have a young audience watching her because of "the Cheetah Girls." To be honest, this video was shockingly disturbing. I couldn't believe that she actually made such a sluty video...this is crazy!! @Sybil...she said “I wrote Spectacular and made the video to bring attention to a serious women’s health and safety issue." Are you serious?..Kiely was having too much fun in that video & there was know sign of seriousness. In what way did she bring attention to this issue? Maybe I'm missing something, because I certainly didn't see it in the video. If she wanted to bring attention or awareness to this problem, then first of all...1. the video wouldn't have been so raunchy....2. she wouldn't have been shaking her tail infront of the camera so provocatively with out a care...3. "I hope he used a rubber Or I'mma be in trouble" shouldn't have been said. She needs some serious help & she needs to come up with better excuses bcuz the video & the reason "she said" she made it doesn't match!!!

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