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Here's Beastie Boys' Sexist 'Girls' Remade for a Fantastic Toy Ad

As classic as the Beastie Boys' 1986 debut album Licensed to Ill is, there's plenty about it that might give a liberal-minded parent pause before playing it around the kids. Set aside how they wanted to call the album Don't Be a Faggot, a fact that has ... Read Article

Eminem Reborn: Inside the New Issue of Rolling Stone

In fact, he was channeling the Beastie Boys. "I knew we were about to show the 'Berzerk' video, so I was doing what I call the Berzerk face," he says. "The whole song to me feels like vintage Beastie Boys. And you know the 'Pass the Mic' video where Ad ... Read Article

Viral GoldieBlox Video Ignites Legal Battle With Beastie Boys

Brands have been put on notice: You've got to fight, for your right, to go viral. Earlier this week, a toy company called GoldieBlox made an inspirational promotional video featuring a parody of the 1987 Beastie Boys hit "Girls." The YouTube video ... Read Article

Beastie Boys' “Girls” Becomes Self-Empowerment Anthem In New Toy Commercial

... to play with uses a classic Beastie Boys song as its soundtrack. The song, “Girls,” is off the group's 1986 debut, Licensed To Ill. Its original message was pretty straightforward: The Beastie Boys liked girls, and they wanted to date them, among ... Read Article

This awesome ad, set to the Beastie Boys, is how to get girls to be engineers ...

We love this video because it subverts a bunch of dumb gender stereotypes--all to the strains of a repurposed Beastie Boys song. In it, a trio of smart girls could not be less impressed by the flouncing beauty queens in the commercial they're watching ... Read Article

Destroying The Princess Machine: Toy Company Remixes Beastie Boys Song ...

The spot consists of three girls assembling a Rube Goldberg machine while simultaneously reciting remixed lyrics to the Beastie Boys song Girls released just in time for the holidays. The remix takes this Beastie Boys verse. I like the way that they walk. Read Article

VIDEO: Feminist ad with Beastie Boys song is the best commercial of the year

The ad focuses on a trio of young girls who are sick and tired of Polly Pocket and Barbie, so they do their best Rube Goldberg impression while changing the words to the classic Beastie Boys jam, "Girls." The result is the greatest commercial of the ... Read Article

Beastie Boys Threaten Creator of Viral Video With Copyright Infringement

This week, a toy company called Goldieblox ignited a chatterstorm with a video of three girls playing with a Rube Goldberg-type contraption and singing alternative lyrics to the Beastie Boys song, "Girls." Since the video went up on Monday, it has been ... Read Article

Beastie Boys' tune 'Girls' powers viral video that promotes engineering for girls

No one was predicting that the Beastie Boys' tune “Girls” would become a marketing sensation, back when it was released in 1987. The trio was staunchly against releasing any of its songs for commercials. Fast-forward to this week, as a remake of “Girls ... Read Article

Beastie Boys push back against use of their song in toy company ads

In its first six days, the new ad for GoldieBlox has racked up more than seven million views on YouTube with its scenario of a group of girls building a massive Rube Goldberg machine in their house. The ad is set to the Beastie Boys hit Girls, with its ... Read Article

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