My friend Enrique posted this online with the comment, “Sometimes I feel like I’ve read too much theory to enjoy things. This is complicated, but if you have any critical faculties whatsoever, you may want to just turn them off and just enjoy. Or, if you’re a performance studies scholar, here’s your next conference paper. You’re welcome.”
My critical faculties applied to this video make me recognize that twerking is an underanalyzed area of pop culture. Booty dancing in general makes a lot of people uncomfortable, meaning it is inherently interesting and socially charged, yet because of that we don’t talk about it. Maybe we should examine why that is the case and see what insight we can gain by discussing it.
I miss the USA!