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The Year In NSFW Music Videos

About this time last year, we ran an overview of some of the more interesting music videos of 2010, videos that would never have been shown on MTV, but nevertheless represented some fascinating and innovative filmmaking. At the time, we noted that “now that we get so much of our entertainment online, and MTV barely airs music videos anymore, the rules have changed.” In 2011, that’s more apparent than ever — and so, we’ve repeated the dose this year, looking at everything from a short film that barely features and music at all to a video that features men with heads for penises. Some of these are raunchy, some of them are disturbing, and some are just plain weird — but they’re all noteworthy, and they all make for interesting viewing. (And, just in case it’s not clear that a post entitled “The Year In NSFW Music Videos” is NSFW… well, it is. So don’t blame us if your boss catches you watching these.)

Eminem — “Space Bound”

This year’s variation on the “Love The Way You Lie” theme, in which Eminem takes the part of a frighteningly obsessive boyfriend, imagines torturing and murdering his girlfriend, and then blows his brains out with a pistol. What a guy. (Also, it’s nice to see that YouTube is like the rest of American society: horrifying violence and misogyny are perfectly OK, so long as there’s no titties!)

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