For my assignment #9 mashup, I decided to make a tribute to the #MeToo movement that has come to light recently after many high-powered men have been accused of sexual harassment. I felt it would be ironic to use our President, Donald J. Trump’s voice recording from his Access Hollywood leaked mic tape from last year.
I used various forms of media to make this presentation. I used photoshop to but together the collage of the alleged sexual assaulters. I put the presentation together using Adobe Premiere, where I edited the sound of Trump’s Access Hollywood tape while a slide show of portraits and photographs of women plays. I found the images of the art and photographs from Archive.org, which was a great source of information. I then added individual images of the harassers, which I have played back to the infamous “Grab Em’ By the Pussy” line. The end of my mashup shows the Photoshop image I created again, while playing the song “Not Ready to Make Nice” by the Dixie Chicks. I feature an image of Rose McGowan, who you could call the face of the #MeToo movement.
The sad and most ironic part of this mashup is that all the men who are featured in my photoshop image have lost their careers over their alleged sexual harassment, minus two. Roy Moore and President Trump. The narrator of the mashup. Rightfully so that these men who did such horrendous things to women lose their jobs and have their reputation damaged by this. But the most horrific offender is still the President of the United States.