Music Video Gets Real

file7331294848761 The “Most Honest Music Video of 2013” award goes to Hungarian songstress Boggie, whose entire video shows her undergoing a photoshop-esque transformation to the flawless, airbrushed norm that is upheld by modern media. This norm is especially harsh for women and girls in entertainment, because they are held to a literally impossible standard of beauty that no mere mortal can actually achieve. The beauty seen in magazines, movies, and television is manufactured and unrealistic, which the music video really highlights, and serves to open a dialogue about female beauty in media, which can only be a good thing. Plus, it’s a catchy song.  Great job, Boggie.

(Disclaimer: While we greatly enjoyed the tune, we here at Germ are lamentably unable to speak or understand Hungarian.  Frankly, she could be singing about ducks for all we know. )


Aside from having a last name that is difficult for telemarketers to correctly pronounce, Jordan Gripenwaldt is a degree-wielding Anthropology major and aspiring novelist who has swapped research paper deadlines for article deadlines. In addition to having a deep and abiding love for musical theatre, 80′s power ballads, social justice, television, and grandpa sweaters, she is also the proud and very excited Executive Editor of Germ Magazine and can be reached at


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