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Video: Getting Shot Down By 'The Women of L.A.'

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, we have a video about an East Coast transplant striking out with "The Women of L.A."

On the one hand, the music video nails some aspects of the scene. The bars in Los Angeles do close too early or it really is hard to let loose in our car-centric lifestyles and enjoy that second glass of wine. The video coasts on a wave of 1990's nostalgia with repurposed "RENT" and Salt 'n' Pepa songs and some choice celebrity cameos. We never get tired of seeing Mr. Belding playing against type, and hey, Jaleel White looks good!

On the other hand, our protagonist DJ Lubel drifts into entitled Nice Guy (TM) territory. It's one thing to joke about being too ugly for the superficial hot chicks of La La Land, but it's another to turn around and make stale (not to mention misogynist and racist) jokes about all the girls who don't meet his own standards.

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Like these girls in Valley:

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Or, you know, those hairy, money-grubbing Persian girls from Beverly Hills:

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Not cool, bro.