Song: “Boys Wanna Be Her” by Peaches
Animes: Rose of Versailles and Revolutionary Girl Utena
So I ended up doing a AMV about Revolutionary Girl Utena and Rose of Versailles.
Since it’s common knowledge Utena took some inspiration from Rose of Versailles, and Utena and Oscar are both gender conventions-defying ladies who duel with swords and bring all the boys and girls to the yard, I thought it would be fun to compare and constrast various shots within an AMV and pay tribute to both shows!
The song is pretty much perfect for both of them. Observe:
You’ve got them all by the balls,
Causin’ waterfalls, stone walls, bar brawls
Common stalls at concert halls
to you they crawl, body sprawled, smokin’ Pall malls
close call, stand tall
Doll, you make ‘em feel so small (and they love it)
Boys wanna be her (the boys)
Girls wanna be her (the girls)…