I was thinking the video for “Toy” was just about heartbreak (with disposable idols being more the subtext than the main story), but around the 1,000th viewing, certain things about it have become more clear.
First: Why is Zico’s hair so bad?
Did you never cut your doll’s hair as a child? Or maybe your sister’s doll’s hair? Or maybe somebody else (probably your brother) cut your sister’s doll’s hair and YOU took the RAP for fucking TEN YEARS until you FINALLY managed to convince her (at the age of 15!!!) that, NO, you had not been LYING for TEN YEARS, you NEVER CUT HER DOLL’S HAIR?
No? Anyway–that’s what it looks like when you do that. (Or DIDN’T!!!)
Second: What’s going on at the end? I mean, obviously, they all decide to give up on Crush’s girlfriend, but then how do they cope with the termination of what was apparently a fairly complex polyamorous relationship?
Some do not cope positively. B-Bomb just gets beaten.
That’s another “trash” meme for you, if you like them.
But Kyung takes a more destructive path:
He mopes about the toilet, and then his ever-sensitive G.I. tract does what sensitive G.I. tracts tend to do under stress. There’s killer flatulence:
And a badly clogged toilet.
But the damage Kyung causes is nothing compared to Taeil, who has gone ’round the bend and become the serial killer in a horror movie.
That’s blood on the walls there. No, it’s not from the toilet.
Is there anyone who is able to cope positively with this setback and display some much-needed resilience and growth? Why, yes, there is!
P.O looked at his dead romance and said, “Was that what I really wanted? Or was I just buying into a heteronormative fiction that doesn’t truly reflect who I am? Maybe I should crawl out of this prison-like dumpster, abandon this truly foolish pursuit of women, and embrace my authentic identity as a fabulous fashion designer with sassy gold pins, a leopard-print pocket square, and a bow around my neck!”
And they all lived happily ever after. (Well, Crush’s girlfriend was always kind of embarrassed to tell people she used to date P.O because she knew they’d make jokes about it behind her back, but you can’t have everything.)