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Vybz Kartel’s “Beautiful Girl” gets an unofficial video starring Jamaican LGBTQ youth

Ostracized yet defiant, the Jamaican LGBTQ community fights back.

- Jul 28, 2014

After a career spent denouncing homosexuality, Vybz Kartel made a small movement towards acceptance, but it wasn't enough to fully atone before he was sentenced to life in prison for murder. So we can say with almost absolute certainty that the Jamaican dancehall star would not approve of this unofficial video for his song "Beautiful Girl," co-directed by Andy Capper and Adri Murguia.

It was filmed on location during a shoot for a Vice documentary in Kingston, Jamaica, where the city's LGBTQ youth have been marginalized from society by discrimination and violence to live in the city's storm drains and sewers. With a fog machine, a generator and some studio lights, the gyrating youth take the genre's powerful sexuality and turn into an occasionally direct confrontation with the society that created it. Brave doesn't even begin to describe. Give it a much-needed upvote on YouTube.

VICE News Gully Queens: "Beautiful Girl" (Unofficial)

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