Hot guys crushing stereotypes – our 10 faves in Charli XCX’s new video ‘Boys’
Last week, Charli XCX released the self-directed video to her single ‘Boys,’ and it’s safe to say people are pretty excited about it.
She wanted to reverse the classic tropes of music videos, which often feature scantily clad women dancing around the artist, to put the men on display instead.
Against a backdrop of “millennial pink,” a total of 75 male celebrities appear doing everything from washing a car, to playing with babies, to pillow fights, and we could watch it all day.
The video has racked up over 4.5 million views on Youtube already.
In an interview with BBC1’s Annie Mac, Charli XCX said “They’re basically doing all the sexy things that girls usually do in videos.
“I started thinking about all the guys that I’ve worked with or met [throughout all] my years in the industry… I just want to flip the male gaze on its head and have you guys do the sexy stuff.”
It’s spawned some great online reactions too. Leah Prit, who you may know as the fiancé of 2013 Bake Off’s Ruby Tandoh, started a Twitter thread inviting people to submit their own.
They included gems such as “Andrew Scott waiting for tea to brew,” “Frank Ocean peeling an apple with a knife,” “Tom Hardy making a daisy chain” and “Ryan Gosling pairing socks”
which boys would you have in your boys video and what delicate activity would they be doing
— leah (@leahprit) July 27, 2017
The video is an ode to masculinity in all its forms – showing men of all different races, body types and looks.
This video shows that men can cuddle teddy bears, wear pink, do housework, and still be sexy and fun.
So, without further, ado, here are our top 10 picks from the video.
10. Cameron Dallas
The YouTuber and Vine star didn’t hold back, wielding a sparking chainsaw, shirtless, like everyone’s fantasy.
9. Jack Antonoff
Points for the sexy weight lifting, but minus points for not really getting the anti-stereotype memo.
8. Fai Khadra
Ok, so in fairness we didn’t know who this guy was (apparently he’s a singer) but he is beautiful so he makes the list.
7. Ezra Koenig
The Vampire Weekend frontman brushes his teeth, while Mark Ronson combs his hair in the background.
The Texan singer juggles pink and blue puppies in a very cute visual representation of playing with the gender binary.
5. Tom Grennan
When this 20-year-old isn’t working on his debut album, he’s apparently doing Charli XCX’s washing up, and looking very cute doing it.
4. Riz Ahmed
The Rogue One star unashamedly shows his soft side as he snuggles up with a giant teddy bear.
3. Tinie Tempah
Dogs again. Because Charli XCX knows the only thing better than a hot guy, is a hot guy holding a puppy.
2. Joe Jonas
One third of the Disney trio tucks into an impressive stack of pancakes, but the real credit has to be for the most seductive licking of a milk moustache we’ve ever seen.
1. Tom Daley
Because he’s the sweetheart of the nation, and he won a world championship this month, first place has got to go to cheeky-grin-in-the-shower Tom Daley.
Watch the full Charli XCX ‘Boys’ music video here:
Who’s your favourite in the ‘Boys’ video? Do let us know in the comments box below.