Harry Styles Was a ‘Consent King’ While Filming the ‘Watermelon Sugar’ Video

by Jeremy Spirogis
Harry Styles performs during The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020

Harry Styles’s most up-to-date video off of his album Fine Line is “Watermelon Sugar.” It debuted on May 18 and already has over 10 million views. It’s “dedicated to touching,” a international factor within the time of coronavirus, and introduced followers some much-needed summer time enjoyable. And in line with girls on set, Styles was nothing in need of respectful. So the enjoyable vibes you noticed on-screen had been truly felt behind-the-scenes too. 

Harry Styles performs during The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020
Harry Styles performs throughout The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Women from the ‘Watermelon Sugar’ video talked about how Harry Styles was on set

On May 18, Twitter person @rachel_lee2 tweeted about what the fashions and ladies within the “Watermelon Sugar” video had been saying about working with Styles. And it was all good issues. 

“the fashions from the Watermelon Sugar mv known as Harry Styles ‘consent king,’ as a result of he requested each time if it was OK to the touch them and THAT my friend is the way it’s fucking executed,” the person wrote. 

This got here from an Instagram Live that two of the ladies from the video did after it was launched. Model Ephrata, @ephrizzy on Instagram, and videographer Aalany McMahan, @uhlawnee, talked about their expertise. 

“My favorite part about that whole scene was how every time he’d move, every time they were like, ‘Do this, do that,’ he would be like, ‘Are you okay with that?’” Ephrata shared. “They were like, ‘Yo, play with her hair…’ and he was like, ‘Wait, wait, wait, wait, pause a sec. Touch your hair, is that even OK?’”

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She stated that it was “nice” and “really sweet” of Styles to double-check. McMahan confirmed that the musician was ”very big on the consent” on set. Ephrata dubbed Styles a “Consent King,” which got here from a reputation he known as her on set too. 

“They had told me to kiss him and then… I was like I had to ask too,” she stated in regards to the cheek kiss they wished Ephrata to present Styles. “I was like, ‘Are you sure?’” Styles confirmed it was a-OK and known as the mannequin “Consent Queen.” Both girls within the video stated it was a enjoyable set and “just natural” to be on.

It opened up a dialog round what the naked minimal is on Twitter

The authentic tweet and movies that confirmed their dialog blew up on Twitter, however some identified that it won’t be one thing to reward or that it’s the naked minimal. 

User @ashley_okon tweeted, “We shouldn’t have to appreciate this as much as we do. it should just be the standard.” The authentic person, @rachel_lee2, then replied, “Exactly. We’ve turn out to be so used to that not being the norm. It’s so unhappy. But fortunately he is aware of methods to be a standard and respectable fucking human being.”

@rachel_lee2 additionally made one other post that stated this was a part of the purpose of their authentic tweet. 

To everybody coming for me saying that he’s doing the bare minimum, sure, you’re proper. That’s my fucking level. All I’m saying is that’s the way it SHOULD be executed on this state of affairs however sadly it’s not the norm and I’m grateful he is aware of as a result of most males don’t.

Others had been aggravated that anybody even introduced it up, or dubbed Styles “Consent King.” But on the finish of the day, it, sadly, is one thing that stands out. And it’s nice to listen to that everybody on set was in a secure atmosphere. Regardless of what ought to and shouldn’t be anticipated. 

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Overall, followers fell in love with the ‘Watermelon Sugar’ video

All in all, the “Watermelon Sugar” video was simply what followers wanted at a time like this. It matched the splendidly shiny track and was lots of enjoyable to look at. It additionally was very sensual in a world the place touching isn’t allowed proper now.

That facet of the video additionally confirmed a part of the which means of the track. Styles stated it’s up for interpretation in his interview with Zane Lowe. “Watermelon Sugar, which at this point is out, and everyone’s kind of figured out what it’s about,” Lowe stated. “The joys of mutually appreciated oral pleasure.” 

Styles replied: “Is that what it’s about? I don’t know.” But, in fact, type of cheekily. 

Whatever you assume the track is about is as much as you. But the considered consuming watermelon on a seashore with mates or lovers is a good escape. 

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