Tag Archives: black sexuality

Sex On Screen: An Intro To The Hella Brown Series (NSFW)

By Guest Contributor Crunkonia; cross-posted from The Crunk Feminist Collective

[Watch Racialicious for the first interview in this series coming soon.]

Porn is what’s hot in the streets (a.k.a halls of the academy) now.

There are brilliant scholars who historicize and build upon black feminist participation in conversations about pornography. And there are others who simplify the argument into a false then vs. now paradigm that presents our foremothers as prudes, not as the women who made it possible for us to talk about sexuality in the ways that we do today. I believe these others wish for the day when black women can talk about sex as if they were white men, with no cloud of controlling images over their heads.
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Keri Hilson, Ciara, and “Appropriate” Sexuality

by Latoya Peterson

So, I started hearing some rumbling about Keri Hilson’s video for her song “The Way You Love Me.” Video mildly NSFW, audio definitely NSFW:

And the lyrics?

Yeah, you can see – just where we wanna be
I got that kinda lovin’ that’ll keep you off the streets
Yeah, you can see – just where we wanna be
The way you love me the way you love me (Fuck Me)
Yeah, that’s me – just where we wanna be
I got that kinda pussy that’ll keep you off the streets
Yeah, that’s me – just where we wanna be
The way you love me the way you love me (Fuck Me)

Love me, love me – it’s the way you love me
Touch me, touch me – it’s the way you touch me
Fuck me, fuck me – it’s the way you fuck me
(It’s) the way you love me baby you got me goin’ crazy

Now, as far as I can tell, it’s a fairly standard music video, perhaps a little more risque than some. Much of the drama seems to stem from the fact that Hilson dropped the euphemisms and demanded a good screw.

But to be honest, I wonder if people are reacting to the vulgarity or the person saying it. It reminds me of how shocked I was when Renina pointed out that Ciara’s video for “Ride” had been banned from BET for being too explicit. Continue reading