you make me wanna… one more night x
i honestly am not sure how I’m even capable of words after watching this, but. ok. so generally speaking I’m indifferent to the crotch grab because while occasionally sexy, it mostly echoes a lot of typical and fucking boring methods of performing masculinity in the music industry. but this is…something different?
because usually dudes grabbing their dicks on stage is more a matter of dudes thrusting their dicks in the face of female fans in a pretty aggressive way that serves to emphasize the imbalance in power dynamics between performer and fan…but here? it’s like niall is having a moment to himself. i mean, i know it’s not because he does it in front of thousands of people that he knows will eat it up but regardless, the WAY he chose to portray this line was to touch himself and close his eyes and hunch his body inward….in a way that says more “self pleasure” than “fuck.” i mean. wow.