Okay, so I don't have well-formulated thoughts to this. But here goes.
1) Shia LaBeouf. Douchey. Poor thing has to dance with him.
2) I know Maddie basically represents Sia in the music video. But the age dynamic is so hard to get around.
3) This isn't due to graphic choreography, per se. Girl dancing with man (in nude clothes) to romantic song has a gross factor to is. Doesn't matter that the audience is supposed to view Maddie as adult Sia.
4) Why are women forever cast in a position of having to fix men? The way I interpreted the choreo is that she goes from battling him to being "tamed" by him (smelling his hands like a dog would?! the fuck?!) to trying to fix him (esp. that part with her hands manipulating his face), to trying to break free with him and then it failing. When the fuck are we going to move past that whole woman takes damaged man and it's her responsibility to fix him? Going back into the cage for him? He's not her responsibility.
5) WHY COULDN'T THEY HAVE USED A TRAINED DANCER INSTEAD OF SHIA????????
ETA for clarification —
I'm not saying the choreography is sexually graphic. The aggression of it is what makes the age dynamic problematic to me. There's almost a predatory aspect to me. I don't see it as father/daughter - her movements aren't childlike.
I don't know. It doesn't work for me for several reasons, which apparently I really can't articulate worth shit.