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#LAWebAwards: "You Can Touch My Boobies" Wins Best YouTube Video in L.A.

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Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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The protagonist of "You Can Touch My Boobies" is one Jeffrey Goldstein, a Hebrew-school student studying for his bar mitzvah. Focused on his teacher's bosom, he drifts off to sleep, only to confront his instructor in a dream, clad in her negligee. "You're about to have a dream," she tells him. "And not just any dream — a sexy dream."

What follows is perhaps not quite as sexy as, say, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." This is YouTube, after all, so trust that the Hebrew-school teacher, played by Rachel Bloom, leaves something to poor Jeffrey's imagination.

But it is hilarious, cleverly poking fun at adolescent ignorance of the opposite sex. "I'll show you my vagina, which is located on my stomach somewhere," Bloom teases. She adds: "No need to check the lock, 'cause your parents are at Benihana. Throw away the sock."

With more than 1.5 million views, "You Can Touch My Boobies" is the second most popular video on Bloom's YouTube channel. ("Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury" has 2 million-plus views.) The L.A.-based writer-singer-actress-comedian, who hails from Manhattan Beach, has written for Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, Fox's short-lived cartoon Allen Gregory and Lucasfilm's upcoming animated series Star Wars Detours.

Her greatest passion, though, is for her oft-raunchy brand of short musical theater. In May she released Please Love Me, a musical-comedy album featuring "You Can Touch My Boobies" and other songs from her channel, such as "Pictures of Your Dick" and "Historically Accurate Disney Princesses."

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