In the unrated version of the video, the models wear just thongs. D single "Lapdance" also featured models in two variant editions, one of which, like "Blurred Lines", is a topless version.
In the edited version, they are scantily clad and the hashtag "#BLURREDLINES" is seen at various points. The video was filmed at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake.
This is the second time that director Diane Martel and Pharrell join together for a music video project involving two differently rated versions. After being on the site for just under one week, the unrated version of the video was removed from You Tube on March 30, 2013, citing violations of the site's terms of service that restricts the uploading of videos containing nudity, particularly if used in a sexual context.
During a Q&A for Grantland Diane Martel explained that her desire was "to make videos that sell records" and "not to make videos that express my own obsessions, but to make videos that move units." Martel at first turned down the offer to direct the video after being told there could be no nudity but agreed to direct when it was decided to shoot two versions. Martel favorably referred to the large hashtags that flash throughout the video as "awkward" and noted she enjoyed their obstructive quality.
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