Actress Rose McGowan has reenacted “Baby It’s Cold Outside” in a bizarre video with her gender fluid partner Rain Dove.
The #MeToo activist released the video in hopes of proving that the lyrics are no longer acceptable to her delicate sensibilities.
The Dean Martin holiday favorite is performed in spoken word, while McGowan plays the woman and Dove portrays a predatory man.
“It’s simple, we took the Lyrics from ‘BABY ITS COLD OUTSIDE” and made a ‘scene’ out of them. No singing, no cute beat to get lost in. Just the words. This was put together in 24 hours a production so bare with us, it was a quick turnaround because the subject matter came up so abruptly. There are some glitches but you will get the general gyst =D Also TRIGGER WARNING for anyone who is a survivor of sexual assault or gaslighting,” the video description reads.
The description goes on to argue that the holiday classic is “deemed controversial and sexist by many.” They also note that several radio stations have pulled the song after listeners “wrote angry letters.”
“So, we decided to make a video reflecting a scene in which many believe the song represents in modern day. Even though Frank Lesser may have felt the song was progressive at the time in which he wrote it- it wouldnt be considered appropriate today to be so persistent after someone says no. It wouldnt be appropriate for a person to be grabbed, even if their partner believes :well they want to stay anyway I can tell. If it werent for society’s thinking of them… they would stay.” the description continued.
Martin’s daughter Deana Martin has blasted the ridiculous outrage.
“I was absolutely flabbergasted. It’s just insane,” Deana Martin told Fox News.
“When I heard it, I said, ‘This can’t possibly be.’ You know, it’s a sweet, flirty, fun holiday song that’s been around for 40 years for my dad. He did it in ’59. But when I saw it, I tweeted, ‘I think this is crazy. What do you think?’ And then all of a sudden, it went viral,” the acclaimed singer said.
Martin also defended the lyric about the drink saying, “When she says, ‘Hey, what’s in this drink?’ I don’t think she’s talking about some pill being put in that drink.”
“It’s like, ‘Is this punch? You know, what’s in this drink? Is it vodka? It was nice. It’s just breaking my heart that people would turn that around,” she added.