I decided to make a couple more dancing Siren videos to see how gender bending would change perception. The dancer switched from a female shape to a male body and skin. The setting and animations were the same as in the previous trailers. I went back and forth about whether to keep the hypnotic bikini top, but eventually decided that cross-dressing would muddy the question I was trying to explore. Yeah, I also decided to omit a penis so I wouldn't have to tag the video as adult.
This first video is "Call of the Siren: Beefcake Version." It almost identical to the first Call of the Siren trailer except for the sex change.
For the second video, instead of doing a similar re-edit of the Bollywood trailer, I used a different iMovie template to expand on the sailor at sea idea and ended up with"Beefcake Bay."
To me, the switch of the dancer's sex had a big impact on my perception of the videos. I noticed it as soon as I started shooting it. I'll write more about the differences I notices in another post. What did you notice?