Following the release of the “Breakfast” music video in the United States, Dove Cameron switched gender roles. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade.
The music video appears to be set in the past, with black-and-white television screens. Cameron is getting ready for work, dressed up in a suit and tie, while her partner prepares breakfast.
The anti-romantic song “Breakfast,” about eating boys for breakfast, was supposed to have a camp-themed music video, but in light of recent events in the country, the singer decided to address the situation on her own terms.
The music video also addressed common gender stereotypes. Cameron played a boss who flirts with her male secretary while her husband prepares dinner for her at home.
People Magazine quoted the 26-year-old as saying:
“I wanted to show people how ludicrous these situations are, and how damaging, limiting, trapping, and diminishing it feels to be a woman every day.”
Cameron was probably aware that the release of her music video would make people “uncomfortable,” which is why it includes a trigger warning. It says:
“This video contains sensitive content which some people may find offensive or disturbing.”
Cameron explained that this form of expression arose from her struggles with her mental health in the aftermath of the aforementioned events.
“It was all based [on] me feeling completely desolate, wanting to connect with women on a larger scale, and hoping that the conversation could be broadened.”
The scenes in the music video truly reflect the lyrics of the song:
“So you wanna talk about power? Let me show you power.”
Cameron may be stepping into the light and celebrating her true self, as she only came out as gay in 2020.
Cameron expressed her dissatisfaction with gender norms in “Breakfast” and her other single, “Boyfriend.”
“I was just expressing my feelings of being discounted or cajoled or underestimated and thinking, What the f**k is this power dynamic between men and women that constantly leaves women getting the shitty end of the stick?”
In an interview with Vogue, she laughed about creating songs that might irritate men, but she added that she would keep doing so.