Yawn. Once the striptease is out of the way, we see a series of video clips depicting animal cruelty, all accompanied by a sensitive guy song that amplifies the sheer discomfort of it all, Goldfinger’s ‘Free Me’. (Is this the real agenda of the animal rights movement – a Sarah McLachlan CD in every stereo?)
Confession: on my first viewing of the video, I switched it off as soon as soon as the self-described “hot chick” left the screen, thereby completely missing the animal rights message. Perhaps the video would have been more effective if the clips of the woman stripping were juxtaposed with the clips of factory farms, animal experimentation, et al. Then again, if PETA had done that, they might have invited uncomfortable comparisons to The Sexual Politics of Meat.