Blurred Lines play to open in London

Robin Thicke pictured in this screengrab of his Blurred Lines music video.

Robin Thicke pictured in this screengrab of his Blurred Lines music video.

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Robin Thicke's hit single Blurred Lines has inspired a new play which is due to open in London this month.

Carrie Cracknell's production, which is described as a "blistering journey through contemporary gender politics", is named after the popular track and the director admits she wanted to tackle the issues raised by the controversial song and its provocative video.

Cracknell tells Britain's The Guardian, "There is an absolute line about sexual consent that cannot be blurred. The rage I feel in relation to that song is about the idea of strong men, fully dressed, animalizing and brutalizing a group of scantily clad women.

"Of course sex is part of our life, but rape is not sex, and non-consensual sex for young women is a massive problem. A whole generation are growing up with their first sexual experiences being pornography, which is hateful and misogynistic, and this song is the tip of that iceberg."

Campaigners claim the saucy lyrics in Thicke's track encourage non-consensual sex, while critics suggest the video, which features naked female models dancing around fully-dressed men, is offensive to women.

Blurred Lines opens at The National Theatre's The Shed venue in London on January 16.


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