The manipulation of cliché

Some nimrod on Yahoo! Answers has been demanding that someone agree with his premise that “this adult woman and 13yo boy were cast together in this music video.”

So I dialed over to it, and here’s Paris Hilton, then twenty-five, not exactly comporting herself lewdly with a nerd half her age.

“Nothing In This World” was the third single from Paris, her first album; it topped out at #12 on the Billboard dance-club chart. And it reinforced my belief that Paris Hilton has to be pushed hard to appear lubricious, that she’s a fairly ordinary, if sorta cute, woman with a few billion to spare. I said this of her infamous sex tape:

[I]n my opinion she didn’t come across, so to speak, as some sort of Hollywood succubus: she looks kind of small, appallingly young, and mostly dutiful.

She’s larger here, if only because the beleaguered nerd hasn’t reached his final form yet. Anyway, this is a lot less filthy than, say, “Hot for Teacher,” and no one accuses Van Halen of smut.


  1. fillyjonk »

    3 May 2017 · 7:51 am

    An older video, I take it? (I had to google “How old is Paris Hilton” because I was like “she’s been imposing herself on our collective consciousness for far too long for her to only be 25”)

    (she’s 36.)

  2. CGHill »

    3 May 2017 · 10:32 am

    That video dates to 2006.

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