catholic school girls

28Oct09

catholic school girls

catholic school girls. found on flickr Artistic Nude Creative Commons.

Catholic School Girls Rule” is a single from the 1985 album Freaky Styley by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The song is loosely based on a girl who attended a local Catholic school that singer Anthony Kiedis (who is Catholic himself) had a relationship with. A video for the single has been made and directed by longtime friend Dick Rude, but was often not aired or edited because of a nude scene, and because it also featured Kiedis singing from on a cross. The video has only aired once on television making its only appearance on the Playboy Channel. The song has only been played live twice since 1987 though was played on April 19, 2007, which was the first time the band has played it since 1991 and only the second time with John Frusciante and Chad Smith.

The Catholic school uniform stereotype consists of a pleated plaid skirt or jumper (a sleeveless dress), Mary Jane or saddle shoes, a blouse, and a sweater, for girls; for boys, a button-down shirt, a necktie, and dark pants. Actual school uniforms vary widely by location and individual school.

Nearly all Roman Catholic schools have some form of dress code, and most of them (especially those with students in the lower grade levels) have a mandatory uniform policy.

Stated purpose for uniforms of Catholic School Girls, often set forth in school uniform policies, include reducing clothing expenditures for parents as well as avoiding distinctions among children based on whose parents can afford to buy them fashionable clothing to wear to school. The conservative clothing is also said to reduce distractions and help with student identification, ensuring that a stranger will stand out among the uniformed students.

The girls’ uniform has become an iconic figure in Western culture, on par with the sailor fuku of Japan; women dressed in Catholic school uniforms (or a variation thereof) is also a common sexual fetish.

The hit 1998 music video for Britney Spears‘ first single, “…Baby One More Time” featured Spears and a number of backup dancers wearing a modified (and somewhat more revealing) version of the Catholic school uniform, making the video somewhat controversial, especially given Spears’ young age at the time. This would not be the last time the iconic costume would be used or referenced in a music video in recent years, however.



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