The BBC 3 recently aired this documentary, "Music, Money & Hip Hop
Honeys" and I managed to catch it the other
night on Youtube (get it while you can, because
it will likely be taken down soon). I remember
when one of the producers for this special
reached out to Bria Myles. It's unfortunate she
was unavailable, because it's quite good.
Initially, I was a little skeptical of Nel
Hedeyat, who is not-so-secretly judging her
subjects while at the same time parading around,
as cute as a button, and in a very subtle
and intelligent way, making herself the
subject the same type of male fantasizing that
she is documenting. But by the end, she gives
one the most broadly encompassing persectives
I've ever seen on the subject, and even becomes
a video vixen herself, even if only briefly.
This is far more comprehensive than say, Sarah
Hubinger's take on having a big butt, in her
One thing this special sheds light on is that, as
much as we may say urban modeling is dead, there are
success stotries of it here in the US that are
driving young women in the UK to still want to do
this. For instance, Angel Lola Luv is still seen
as big deal to them. Also, there's no denying
the success of Amber Rose and Kim
Kardashian. In fact, Amber made more money than
Melyssa Ford ever did. Maybe this industry isn't
completely dead after all...
A couple of scenes of note:
"Rosine" at 12:40 is probably the most voluptuous of
the vixens featured...
The segment on Elisha Jade's bad experience with a
perv photographer is definitely interesting...
Finally, perhaps the most charming segment is when
Nel gets all flattered and giggly when agent Mike
Styles tells her she's "sexy" and could be a video
vixen. I don't know if Nel was acting or not, but
that sure was an enjoyable scene. (At 49:00)
Nel's meeting with intellectual Toni Blackman is also an eye
opener - you don't expect her to say what she
does. She tells Nel she could learn a thing or
two about expressing her sexuality and being
free from video vixens.