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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Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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