“God of Teenage Appetites: The Undeniable Allure of Meat Loaf”

At LitHub, Summer Brennan writes about Meat Loaf and “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).” “When I saw Meat Loaf’s iconic “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” for the first time on MTV, I had just finished eighth grade. It was… I mean… oh my god. This music video had everything: revving engine sounds; a mausoleum; a Michael Bay-directed helicopter, car, and motorcycle chase; a foggy blue forest; angst; a sexy fat man in Halloween makeup smashing a literal hall of mirrors; flashlights; dorky lyrics; sexual longing; an opulent bi-curious bedroom set, lesbian succubi absolutely included; and so, so many candles. It was a power ballad missile of queasy erotic awakening aimed straight at my 14-year-old heart.

I was powerless to resist it.” (Click here for more).

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