The 1991 “Antioch Rules,” created by a group called Womyn of Antioch, became the punch line of the ’90s, especially after it was mocked in the shockingly topical and shrewdly written 1993 SNL skit “Is it Date Rape?” (transcript here; sample: “Dean Frederick Whitcomb: Welcome, players. Let’s take a look at our board. The categories are: “Halter Top”; “She Was Drunk”; “I Was Drunk”; “Kegger”; “Off-Campus Kegger”; “She Led Me On”; “I Paid For Dinner”: and “Ragin’ Kegger”. Alright. Ariel, you’re our champion, the board is yours.”). I couldn’t find the skit on YouTube, so here instead is Nirvana doing “Rape Me” on SNL. Continue reading
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Ada, I thought you might want to take a look at what our friend Elizabeth Spiridakis aka White Lightning has to say about this Nirvana song:
“I have a theory that my generation has a speciality in darkdarkblack humor & a twisted view of the world precisely because of stuff like this being firmly entrenched in our pop culture history.
You could NEVER make this video today!
I mean…one of the biggest bands in the world at this moment (1993) and their top single’s video is a supersaturated dream of white-haired child KKKs, a wizened Santa on the cross, abortion trees and a fat lady in an anatomy suit.
As Hunter was saying…pretty intense shit to watch after school (over and over and over again on MTV).
oh, PS? This video is SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD. Put that in yr wherethefuckdoestimego container.”
Could this video ever be made today? Or a song called “Rape Me”?