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April 17, 2005

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Dan

Saw the video with the covered girl (that could be the name for a new line of lip-gloss) last night. She's very hot, and in the video quite flirtatious and forward with her suitor. And it looks a lot like typical behavior on a thursday night along the corniche here in cairo, at least.

the aardvark

Interesting! I couldn't really tell from Mohamed's screen capture, but she looked pretty flirtatious to me too. I wonder how novel this kind of presentation is in terms of pop culture - as opposed to what we've all seen in the real world?

Dan

I don't watch much, but based on what watching i do, this is pretty rare. But it's almost like video verite (if there is such a thing) in that it's much more in touch (head scarf or not) with the way guys and girls seem to flirt here. A new realist movement in arab videos? Probably not.

Josh

Yeah - thats what we need to halt all work...more pictures of Ruby posted on the blogs.

Everyone knows that is the only reason to go to the gym is watch her videos.

Ahhhh....

AA, you were making some other important, intellectual point?????? (ha ha)

Hassan

I come here for the boobies!

Mohamed

Yes, Hassan, for an intellectual perspective on them.

Anna in Cairo

I wonder what you mean by "presented like a normal girl in the video clip" - in the Middle East (particularly in Egypt these days) veiled girls are "normal" and Ruby is not (if you mean by "normal" to be regular people you see outside or at school etc - not video clip dancers/singers). I think you are using the word "normal" in a strange sense.

the aardvark

Anna - I didn't mean anything special by "normal" - just presenting a muhajiba as a normal teenage girl, flirting and hanging out.

Guys - the point was the muhajiba, not Ruby! Ruby was only there as a contrast. Jeez...

Anna in Cairo

The presentation that you describe does indeed sound like the normal way muhajiba girls behave. In other words, just like everyone else. I will watch for the video and/or ask my 14 year old to fill me in.

Josh

Ruby.....Ruby....Ruby....

Did you say something AA?

Mohamed

In all truth, I think this is how some (shouldn't generalize) muhajjaba's act. Flirt, play cute, and hang around holding hands in public places (in Egypt atleast). Definetely however, alot of people will not be impressed by promoting such behavior as "normal" for muhajjabas.

I haven't seen the clip, but I wonder how far they went, and if not in this one, when they will have the new trend muhajjaba's in the clips start moving their hips in some "normal" dance moves.

Mohammed mentioned in his blog that Sherif Sabri, Ruby's clips director, is the one who directed this veiled clip as well (and he's the one who directed the NDPs last year Party convention). Now, all culture-wars aside, he's pretty good at what he does.

Hassan

I saw the video several times, and I was really surprised at first. However, I think Sherif Sabry is a smart guy and he wanted to be the first ever to put a Muhajjaba as the female lead in a video clip. Thus, I think he did it for novelty's sake.

Papa Ray

Ah Yesssssss, Ruby.

That must have been the girl Dion envisioned back in 1963 when he had this hit record.

Yes, they were vinal records in those dark ages.

Here on this page is a sample of the record, along with other great "Golden Oldies"

Ah Yesssssss, Ruby.

That must have been the girl Dion envisioned back in 1963 when he had this hit record.

Yes, they were vinal records in those dark ages.

Go listen to them.

I guess I'm showing my age. I must have played this record a thousand times on the jukebox.

Papa Ray
West Texas
USA
I guess I'm showing my age.

Papa Ray
West Texas
USA

farah

I was really surprised when i first saw haytham's clip esp that i've been waiting since superstar for his album. Anyway i really loved the clip cz its really different. That the best video clip i've ever seen cz its haytham's ans he's my best singer!!!!!!!!! Also sherif has proved that he's good in directing other kind of clips! Hope to see more clips for haytham and sherif!

hey

hey my name is zeinab kodsi i would luv to saii that i luv u
so0o0o0o0o0 much Haitham Said i wanna marry u and u should marry
nancy ajram and noooooo nancyy is more cuter than herr
i luv u Haitham Said and nancy ajram so0o much mwaaaaaaaaaaa

annon

can i say that mrs farah u r so lame, yes nancy is cuter than her but haitham has a bit more sense and hes gone for a more modest girl not like nancy.
i think this vedio teaches u all alot, number 1 muhajabas are normal people and not aliens singled out of a cummunity. i cant remember but someone said that she is the normal one and ruby is the abnormal one that is perfectly right. its about time muhajabas got into these kind of industries but to stay moderate and not push the limits too much. i found the vedio very sweet and realistic.

sarah

nice way of promoting hijabis as normal youth

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