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The Prodigy: Smack My Bitch Up (1997)

The video shows the girl's adventures on the night London from the first person (interesting is the fact that throughout the entire video the viewer is sure that this is a young man, ... See full summary »

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Jonas Åkerlund
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The video shows the girl's adventures on the night London from the first person (interesting is the fact that throughout the entire video the viewer is sure that this is a young man, however at the very end of the clip, the protagonist looks in the mirror and we see the girl in reflection). In the full version of the clip, called the Most Controversial Version, there are all kinds of antisocial behaviors, such as drinking hard liquor and drunk driving, taking cocaine, attacking people, violence, vandalism, heroin use, a scene in which Car shoot down a man, a female striptease without censorship, and at the end of the clip the main character is engaged in lesbian sex with the same stripper. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Oil Factory,Sony Music See more »
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The music clip caused the anger of state and social structures. The video caused fierce criticism for misogyny, especially from feminists, including the feminist National Organization of Women of the United States. See more »

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Spoofed in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Being Frank (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Smack My Bitch Up
Written by Liam Howlett, Kool Keith, Ced-Gee, T.R. Love and Moe Love
Performed by The Prodigy
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