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The Great Sex Scandal Teacher Song of Our Time is Here and It's a Fire Jam

Source“Volverás” (“You’ll Be Back”), the new single by the multitalented Mexican musician Gina ‘Madame’ Récamier is a lovely piece of Caribbean-inspired synth pop. …

While clearly meant to be tongue-in-cheek, it relies on some troublesome imagery and ideas which, for many fans, may cross a line. Récamier loves dressing up and playing silly characters in her music videos. …  For “Volverás”, she’s a sexy-but-repressed teacher, hot for one of her students.

The school bell rings, and from her classroom emerges the short-skirted teacher, walking, like so many fantasy babes in pop music, in slow motion. In the hallway, she bumps into a sexy bad boy of a student. They consider each other with their eyes, she licks her lips hungrily, then they go their separate ways. Not for long, though, for right after, we see clothes flying in the air, a blouse, a bra. This, it seems, is the story of a young woman finding her sexual agency, her freedom. …

But are we okay with that? Maybe in the year 2017 we could do with a little less male fantasy, and a little more discussion about power and sex. The idea of an adult male teacher getting it on with an underage girl is repugnant anywhere outside of cheap porn. But the allure of the sexy female teacher fulfilling her male students’ dreams is very much alive.

Until now, we’ve had really only two pop songs that addressed the everyday reality that is Teacher Sex Scandals: The Police’s “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher.” But it’s safe to say that the song that really did justice to this worldwide phenomenon had yet to be written. Until now.

Objectively speaking, Madame Recamier blows them both out of the water with this blazing hot video. The Police song was about a male teacher, so cross that off because, to quote this music review, “the idea of an adult male teacher getting it on with an underage girl is repugnant.” Well said. And the Van Halen song is just your generic mid-80s spandex-and-headbands ode to teenage horniness.

Madame Recamier is the first one to tell the story from the much more compelling viewpoint of the hot teacher. And in doing so, bring a perfectly common sexual practice into the mainstream, the way Rihanna’s “S&M” did. Or “I Touch Myself” by the Divinyls did a generation earlier.

So bravo, Madame. Bravo. When I sell the TV rights to Grading the Newest Sex Scandal Teacher or finally get around to writing that SST rock opera I’ve been planning, I’ll finally have my theme song.

@jerrythornton1