The Explicit Superbowl Halftime Show 2020
The Dueling Dancers
That is what I felt as I watched the LIV superbowl halftime show starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, both recording artists and creative dancers. First was Shakira, who is part Arab and she included many different genres of music during her presentation showing off her versatility in dancing. Jennifer Lopez followed and seemed to want to prove that this person from Puerto Rico was the queen of this show. Yes, she is in her 40's now, is more of a movie star than a recording artist, but she was out to "take on" the younger Shakira. Lopez's music went from Spanish into English, as did Shakira's.
It seemed that both women wanted express their feminism powers and flaunt them into any viewers face. This is neither good nor bad, just the impression a viewer got as they watched both women frequently spread their legs for the lens of the camera as wide as they could with little covering between their legs. They certainly seemed to love doing it. After a while, it got a little boring. How many times can one view this? Do I think anything less of them? No, but once or twice was enough.
The more shocking thing was Shakira's howling with her tongue. The sound is commonly heard from Arab women when is mourning or distress\anger. To westerners, it is an alien type sound and startling. What exactly did she mean from doing it? Was it just for shock effect? Was it somehow tied to the song? Was it just to express her Lebanese background?
In any case, while entertaining, most would find the 2nd half of the football game more exciting.