Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex, and Power in Music Video

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Dreamworlds 3 investigates the social constructs of music videos and how they draw from,
reinforce, and shape cultural ideals about masculinity, femininity, and race. Director Sut Jhally
exposes how music videos, across all musical genres, normalize misogyny and violence towards

Dreamworlds 3 provides a thorough look at the system of music videos and shows how they
propagate a dangerous fiction of sexualized gender roles by filtering the identities of men and
women through a lens of ideals manufactured by the corporate media. The film thereby
inspires viewers to reflect critically on images and social constructions they might otherwise
take for natural phenomena.