There’s an entire chorus of “talk dirty to” me in a song about how you can’t talk to each other and understand each other. The premise doesn’t even make any sense!
"…Now perhaps the first instinct is to read "Sexy and I Know It" as a reversal of the typical objectification of women so common in today’s popular music. And that would indeed be a praiseworthy goal, but a deeper look reveals that LMFAO’s goal are actually far different. The ovverriding theme of "Sexy and I Know It" is not physical attractiveness of the male body but the diametric opposite. The songs main thrust (so to speak) is not desirability, but in fact, the horror of the male body not just as part of the song’s accompaning video, but woven into the text itself. Yes, I was ready to dismiss "Wiggle Wiggle" as the asinine drible of 2 mental defectives, but now I see the genius behind it.*see gif*The truly brilliant way in which they communicate the sheer repulsive horror of their unappealing bodies with use of visual imagery. Brilliant. But though I have nothing but admiraton for their ingenuity, I have deep concerns about the goals in which they put their considerable gifts to use. LMFAO use satire and sarcasm to mock the idea of men taking pride in their physical beauty. But what does this actually accomplish? If this song had been presented straightfowardly, it could have been a worthwhile inversion of the male gaze, but through their careless use of satire, LMFAO actually reaffirms the status quo, meaning that they are actually fighting the tide of more positive protrayals of people who don’t fit the traditional mold. Ultimately feinforces the idea that the male body is something to be mocked, and never held to the same standards as women…"
Todd in the Shadows’ Deep Lyrical Analysis of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It”