With roughly 200 hip hop videos created each year, all of them require the staple element of voluptuous women to dance, shake, or just look hot. VH1 News wants to find out exactly who these women are and what goes on behind the scenes of these...... Read Full Episode Summary »
With roughly 200 hip hop videos created each year, all of them require the staple element of voluptuous women to dance, shake, or just look hot. VH1 News wants to find out exactly who these women are and what goes on behind the scenes of these risqué video shoots. In this special report, VH1 News interviews dozens of working video girls to discover the industry's secret sexual commerce. When a girl enters the video world, is she playing the role of sexual prop? Is she compromising herself for a little bit of fame? What are the sexual demands placed upon these girls on the video set? The relationship between the video girl and artist and director can get complicated. We'll hear from many women who refuse to date artists and see video work as "strictly business." But sometimes sex is expected. Some girls lost work because they wouldn't date a director or sleep with a rapper's ubiquitous entourage. But not all girls know how to say "No." We'll meet some groupies and hear from the industry's most infamous video girl, Karrine "Superhead" Steffans. She'll explain how the video girl lifestyle almost destroyed her life. Today, away from the video world, she hopes other girls don't follow in her footsteps. There's another side of hip hop videos known as the world of uncut. This niche market of videos has more explicit images and are seen on DVDs and late night TV. In Fayetteville, North Carolina, we'll go on set of an independent uncut video for an artist named Big Delph. We'll also meet Vanity, Princess and Jayda, three strippers from NC, who are chosen to appear in Big Delph's uncut video. One is raising a child and the other two are just trying to survive. They all hope a music video will give them a little bit of exposure, or at least an opportunity to feel special. The show features rappers like Common, Cam'ron, Mike Jones and Luther Campbell, Trina and Jacki-O as well as former video models Karinne Steffans and Melyssa Ford and two casting directors, Ulysses Terrero and Pablo Cornejo, who audition girls for an upcoming video.