Image for Music, Money and Hip Hop HoneysNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

Duration: 1 hour

Nel Hedayat investigates the controversial world of music videos and meets the girls who dream of dancing in them. Nel spends time with girls who are on the path to success, but also learns about the dark side of an industry where dancers chasing fame can leave themselves open to financial and sexual exploitation.

Part of the Dangerous Pleasures season on BBC Three.

Last on

Tue 29 Mar 2011 03:00 BBC One

Music Played

42 items
  • Tashie J

    Tashie J

    Twenty-year-old Tashie J has worked hard to make it as a video girl. She has been to stage school, trained as a dancer and has even put together her own entourage consisting of a beautician, hair stylist and personal assistant to make sure she always looks the part. She has starred in videos with So Solid Crew and StaggaBakk but she is bored of dancing in the background and wants to make it as a star in her own right.

  • China Black

    China Black

    China Black is 23-years-old and has been trying to break into videos for the last year. She knows how important it is to have the right curves to make it in the industry and the pressure to look right is intense. She has already had breast implants but is not sure if that is enough. Is it right that she feels that she has to change the way she looks just to satisfy a male audience?

  • Rozina


    Rozina is 24-years-old and a graphic designer, but her real dream is to be a top music video girl. She knows that America is the place where music video girls can make lots of money. She is all set to jump on a plane and try her luck stateside.

  • Shereece


    Twenty-three-year-old single mum Shereece is desperately trying to start her career as a music video girl. She sees it as her way of boosting her confidence.

  • Dangerous Pleasures Season

    Dangerous Pleasures Season

    This programme is a part of the Dangerous Pleasures season. The season follows young people's pursuit of pleasure and isn't afraid to show the darker side of tackling challenging subjects head on.

    Visit the season page


Series Producer
Gian Quaglieni
Nel Hedayat
Alicia Kerr
Alicia Kerr
Executive Producer
Darren Kemp


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss