There is an internet campaign launched by an Egyptian website to bring to trial as "Media Criminals" Arab singers, actors, and directors who are spreading what the site calls a "culture of nudity" that is underming Arab society and causing its demise. All of course is an American and Zionist conspiracy. They are asking the opposition groups in the Egyptian parliament to take up the file of these "criminals" in order to save us all. The site is heavy on religous and patriarchal language: "Would you allow your mother, sister, or daughter to watch these scenes in video clips etc.?" Then, "We will not allow them and will protect them for you, but we need your help."
I'm really glad to see that Egypt has overcome all its problems and is now focusing on the enemy within, represented by Enas al Deghedi, Yusra, Haifa, and Jad Shweiri.
While I find some of the stuff being produced these days silly, vulgar, tasteless, and mysogynistic, I'm more alarmed by the anti-nudity crusaders who want to play moral police. No thanks. I take Dana and Marwa and Najla, and good old Jad any time of the day over these aspiring Ayatollahs. I reserve the right to satirize them but not to criminalize them.
And while we are on this topic, I have an announcement to make:
Dana has struck again! With the help of her first director Jad Sawaya (who has mastered all visual soft pron cliches on the market, even including a nurse outfit. Wow!) I must confess that I may have been too dismissive of her: in addition to her talents as a silicon free singer, dancer, stripper, I have to add "writer": she wrote the words to this song. Need I say more?