Sia’s “Elastic Heart” music video, which featured Shia LaBeouf and dancer Maddie Ziegler wrestling in a brotherly manner, will lead to a complete apology from the artist.
Danny Elfman, a Grammy-winning composer, was expressing concepts that no one would dare put online in 2022 back in 1981.
It’s no coincidence that his song “Little Girls” has amassed over 6 million views on YouTube since its release on the band’s debut album Only a Lad.
If you haven’t seen it or haven’t had it ingrained in your mind, view it now at your own risk.
Do you feel a twinge of shame? Sorry. In the video, a predator lives in a mansion created by M.C. Escher and filled with voyeuristic dwarves dressed in smart-casual attire, who don’t seem to worry about the one-way mirror or my frigid exterior, according to the song’s chorus hook, which is horrifically catchy. There are several small girls that come and play with the character; they pillow fight with him, restrain him, kiss him, and float in a void.
If so, was it a Nabokovian investigation of child abuse? At Comic-Con in 2010, Elfman was asked about the video.
How did I come up with the idea? As a beginner, I was basically latching onto everything that sprang into my thoughts and singing from the perspective of the characters.
These were just things that I found amusing or interesting, and I would get into the character of. The newspaper was often the only source of inspiration for my writing.
In the past, I’d read an article and get inspired to write a song by it. So it wasn’t a true reflection of my personality, but it was fun and I knew it was sarcastic.
When I first began out, I was on a mission to infuriate everyone. In order to avoid offending anyone, I embraced any topic I could find.”
What He Meant?
After winning a Grammy for Batman’s score and an Emmy for Desperate Housewives’, Elfman said it wasn’t about composing “from the standpoint of a pedophile” but rather delivering out a “in-your-face sarcastic jab” to the AV Club in 2014, doubling down on this.
It wasn’t only that Only A Lad was critical of capitalism, but that he also intended to agitate the left.
As he continued, “I just basically make fun of everyone, and I didn’t view anyone as being protected from that.”
If my politics were left, I would still mock political correctness and organized left-wing politics as often as I would the right.
There is a sense of ridiculousness in all structured political parties to me.” It’s fair game for parody or satire. At the end of the day, I saw no use in belonging to anything or anyone.