Big Freedia: The Queen Diva


This documentary takes us to the streets of New Orleans where we meet Big Freedia: The Queen Diva to find out more about Bounce music and the art of ass-shaking.

Big Freedia is a skilled gay and cross-dressing Bounce rapper who performs more than six times a week in various venues around the city and is a key figure in helping the underground Bounce music scene rise since the 90s. She is at the forefront of this Bounce movement and has had several hit singles such as “Gin in My System” and “Azz Everywhere!” from her albums “An Ha, Oh Yeah” and Queen Diva.


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  1. Why is this an important story? It’s not about the crafting of his music. It’s just more sensationalism.
    Does our culture need more overly sexualized images, more women being shown as objects of sexual fantasy for men?
    To the subject of this film, I get it, we all have to do what we’ve got to do to make money, but is this all you can do with your talent?
    Do we REALLY need more degrading things for young women to aspire to, as in this vulgar display of an ability to shake their asses, have their clothes unknowingly removed by others while dancing, to expose their private parts, and being slapped on the ass, by men and women alike?
    Have we not had enough of women being used and sexually degraded for men’s pleasure, and now, all in the name of “bounce” music? That’s something to aspire to?
    It is degrading, objectifying. And I get it that some will not understand that. Ok, fine.
    But that’s what it is. You’re bringing stripper culture into mainstream and trying to dress it up as fun and good.
    Make no mistake, this is men, making money from, using and degrading women and reducing them to sex objects and pleasure toys for men, one again.
    You got it right, you are just a hustler. A pimp.
    And we know what the hustle is, and always will be.
    Unaware and socially unconscious men or women, exploiting, and making money off of the backs of other young women or men, and then selling the idea to those same men AND/or women participating in it, and convincing them that this is just fine, and fun,and there are no consequences, no problems with it, and what can it hurt?
    Bullshit. That’s the big lie you tell yourself and them.
    Yes, you are musically very talented. And you know for a fact your beats that you are bringing, right now, as niche to your little market, will be blown up by others, and made mainstream.
    Why don’t YOU do that and leave out the sexualization and objectification?
    You must not believe the music itself is enough.
    Appeal to the something a little higher than this.
    Be smarter than making music for a temporary sexually exploiting and vulgar dance that will be here and gone in a minute.
    Go for the serious bank. You’re a smart man.
    Why not make music that doesn’t exploit women?
    If you can do more than just “bounce”, to this music. It can stand on it’s own.
    If your music is good as you believe it to be, it will survive.
    Right now, your musical point of view is niche as it appeals to the lowest common denominator.
    It could go mainstream.
    You could be a real musical agent of change.

    But regardless, I wish you well.

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