The song Lil Red riding Hood By Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs explores the sexual more realistic side of Charles Perrault's Little Red Riding Hood. The wolves in the song and in the story are similar in some areas but differ in others. Wolves in Slovakian folklore have a commonality of being deceitful. In another folklore The Werewolves Daughter. The father deviously kills his daughter by hitting her head with a stone after telling her, "My girl, come, and I will show you a pit I have been digging" (The Werewolves Daughetr). The wolves in both the song and the Perraults folklore exhibit the same kind of deceitfulness. The two wolves are also alike in that they both want something from Red. What they want, however, is where they differ, for the wolf in the song wants Red sexually while the wolf in Perraults version wants to eat the wolf. In both versions red is attractive; "a little country girl,the prettiest creature who was ever seen." (Perrault) but only in the musical version does the wolf become aroused by her looks. Certain lyrics illustrate the wolf's sexual intentions for little Red,

"You sure are looking good You're everything a big bad wolf could want

What big eyes you have The kind of eyes that drive wolves mad

What full lips you have They're sure to lure someone bad

You sure are looking good You're everything that a big bad wolf could want" (Oldie Lyrics)

The story has"do not talk to strangers" message, but the song seems to imply something totally different and a little disturbing. The wolf seem be driven mad by Some of Little Red's features and seems to be losing self control. He reminds her that her lips are "sure to lure someone bad." But there's nothing she can do about her hips and her figure. It's as if her attractiveness warrants her being sexually assulted by someone bad. It reminds me of how people victim shame rape victims by saying, "well he or she shouldn't have been wearing that or doing that." Absolutely nothing warrants that kind of behavior.

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