Video: Lily Allen, Hard Out Here
Britain’s Lily Allen return’s to the singsong game after three years, during which she produced two spawn. The song, Hard Out There, shames Miley and Thicke with copycat clips from both the misogynistic Blurred Lines and whatever video that heinous brat Miley spanks her dancers in (all of them post-2011?).
The song itself seems to have focused all its creative energy on appearances featured in the accompanying video, it’s auto-tuned with the chorus “it’s hard out here for a bitch, a bitch, bitch bitch”. Meanwhile the video features Lily washing rims, thrusting with dancers and prancing around like the loveable, quirky fool she is in front of a set of self-deprecating balloons, it’s worth a few minutes of your time.
As the old saying goes, “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.” Lily has received a load of attention for her video, parodying Miley and her twerky antics. Well whatever gets you the clicks, Lily. Welcome back, we love you just the way you are.
Words by Carol Bowditch.