NSFW: Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (2010) & B-side Zed’s Dead remix

I present to you two spectacularly unsafe for work videos today (so unsafe, in fact that I couldn’t find the uncensored versions on YouTube), both of which do an amazing job of complementing a song, albeit from very different perspectives. I think it’s the perfect duo to showcase the Single & B-side idea. Firstly, we have Massive Attack’s “Paradise circus” track, from their 2010 album, Heligoland, featuring Hope Sandoval. In the video, actress Georgiana Spelvin is shown, both in her youth acting in porn films, and at her present age, giving snippets of an interview regarding her experiences. By its side, we have a video named “Ode to 2011”, made by Grayagent (who seems to be a “private adult director for hire”) as advertising for a website called Gray’s Provocation, set to Zed’s Dead’s dubstep remix of the original Massive Attack song. You would think the videos are very similar, at the surface, but the vibes they set out are profoundly different and very problematic. No wonder they were both so controversial. In any case, I invite you to discuss them in the comments, or simply to, as always, enjoy!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/18925628″>Paradise Circus – Massive Attack</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user4501036″>greekgaylolita</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/35760050″>Ode to 2011</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/grayagent”>grayagent</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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