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On Arms So Freezy: Rebecca Black's "Friday" As Radical Text

I like this write up a lot. But for me I definitely think 95% of the video is actually a dream sequence.

In her dream Black wakes with oddly crimped hair, fully made up, and goes downstairs, where she convulses and twitches, as the ghosts of her dead family dash and dance around behind her. She finds herself suddenly at a bus stop, but just as quickly finds herself in a car with children obviously too young to drive (except in dreams). Suddenly it's night and she's with a new group of girls - seemingly pursued by a Freddy Krueger-esque dream rapper (who has already killed her family in an unseen video prelude - hence the ghosts in her kitchen). The demonic child hunting dream rapper is so intent on pursuing a busload of fresh tasty school children in front of him (very similar to Nightmare on Elm St 2's opening sequence) that he doesn't actually realise our cluey heroine has pulled a switch on him and is in fact NOT actually on this bus. Our Becky is actually now back at home, and has busily gathered the neighbourhood children (who will become 'The Dream Warriors - see Nightmare On Elm St 3) so together they can battle the evil dream rapper via the powers of their combined electric youth.

Once gathered in Black's backyard, and making sure the backyard party lights are blasting to ensure no one trips over on the garden rockeries or falls in the nearby pool (safety first - another example of our heroine's righteousness and clear headed thinking - even under extreme duress), the children begin their assault on their adversary - chanting the words 'fun fun fun fun' and 'partying partying YEAH!' over and over, in an attempt to kill the child hunting dream rapper. The battle is of course fraught with danger, resulting in a precarious moment (2 mins 54) when the dream rapper arrives at the soiree - and attempts to send his soul into Rebecca (our heroine's eyes bludge and her head twitches demonically) but she cleverly rejects the evil soul with a well placed soprano note, spewing the demon rapper's soul back out, and hitting the dream rapper with a few more soprano notes, plus some added hair tossing, and scrunch-faced emotion, the combined assault of which sears and tears at the dream rapper's flesh, finally destroying him.

The video ends with the dream warriors clapping and cheering, celebrating their victory, and confident that they are now finally free of the demonic child hunter who has terrorised them every Friday since beginning high school. The video ends on a high note, but like many horror franchises, I wouldn't actually be surprised if Black must again duel with the evil child hunting rapper in the videos Friday Part 2: Revenge of The Dream Rapper, Friday Part 3: It's Rebecca - Bitch!, Friday Part 4: The Final Battle, and Friday's Part 5 and 6: The Final Final Battle and It's Really The Final Battle This Time.

I don't know why people don't realise it's all a dream, didn't anyone see Dallas when Pam Ewing woke to find she'd dreamed a whole year's worth of storylines and Bobby wasn't really dead, he'd just been showering for a year?

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm 1

On Arms So Freezy: Rebecca Black's "Friday" As Radical Text

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm 0