Charli XCX – Boys
Directors: Charli XCX and Sarah McColgan
Other than some familiar faces in Charli XCX’s video, Boys embodies the impossibility of confining a gender into a genre. Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Joe Jonas, G-Eazy, Diplo, Brendon Urie, Aminé, Frank Carter, Oli Sykes, Mark Ronson, Ezra Koenig, Caspar Lee, Mic Lowry, Will.i.am, and Charlie Puth are among the sixty faces featured in the video. Charli XCX makes the case for flipping the script on the boys as girls – especially in videos – have commonly been the object of the male gaze.