Sexual Deviance in Music Video: Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Dominus & Kasper Bjørke – Bohemian Soul

Voyeuristic eyes take one through sexually deviant territories in the Thee Oh Sees‘ “Lupine Dominus” and Kasper Bjørke‘s “Bohemian Soul”. Both music videos contain similar themes and color palettes, but one is reminiscent of methy eye bags and Vegas Old Strip-style filthiness; the other travels halfway across the world to offer a beatific view of Thai ladyboys.

See the full post to view both music videos and to hear additional tracks from both artists.

Thee Oh Sees – “Lupine Dominus” Music Video

Kasper Bjørke – “Bohemian Soul” Music Video

 

Thee Oh Sees – “Lupine Dominus” Music Video

Earlier this year, Thee Oh Sees returned with a new record, Putrifiers II, and album single “Flood’s New Light” seemed to indicate a mellower Thee Oh Sees on the horizon. But with their latest music video for “Lupine Dominus”, which director John Strong sums up with the words, “A young man enters a strip club with different intentions…” it seems the band’s grittiness is still present.

Thee Oh Sees’ last music video for “Chem-Farmer” involved Bavarian-style costumes, silly dance parties, and convenience store snacks galore, but in “Lupine Dominus”, the band decides to take a less playful approach (or at least “playful” in a wholly different way).

Putrifiers II was released September 11th, 2012 on the band’s longstanding label, In The Red Recordings.

Thee Oh Sees – “Flood’s New Light”DOWNLOAD MP3
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Kasper Bjørke – Bohemian Soul

Halfway across the world, Thai ladyboys become the main subject in Kasper Bjorke’s music video for “Bohemian Soul”, which takes an intimate look backstage in dressing rooms and onstage during performances. This video presents a much larger emotional spectrum than “Lupine Dominus”, and as such, feels more like a glimpse into daily lives rather than exceptional one-off circumstance. The Copenhagen-based producer’s album, Fool, was released on April Fool’s Day, 2012, via hfn music.

Conception & Direction: Karim Huu Do
Editor: Karim Huu Do
Producer: Lamar Hawkins, Pumpkin Film AG , Zürich
Colorist: Adriel Pfister, Online Video, Zürich, Switzerland
Sound design: Fadel Gomari
Production assistants: Djamel Merzkani & Alessandra Dolci


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Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!