A few posts ago I wrote about how the Field Video II artistic interpretation project had become a favorite assignment of mine because of the creativity it evokes from students. Watching the evolution from a quizzical stare of uncertainty to the creation of diverse and fascinating interpretations is an incredible process to witness.
Baby It's Cold Outside is just one of those interpretations that originally tested my own boundaries. While technically it is an interpretation of the album cover featuring the song, thematically the video actually deconstructs the "icky", or even "reprehensible", date-rape subtext of the traditional Christmas song, Baby It's Cold Outside. (Salon). Wow, that's a lot to cover in a short video montage. Noah Harrison, Emily Krochmal and Shanine West convinced me this was a great idea and I'm glad they did. You'll never think of the song the same way again! Baby it's creepy inside...
Thanks for reading and watching. Let us know what you think!
Bill Bolduc, Assoc. Prof., Dept. Communication Studies, UNCW