Amanda Palmer’s “Do It With a Rockstar” Video [NSFW]

Not your mother’s video about having sex with rock stars.

The newest video from Amanda Palmer ’98’s crowdfunded album Theatre is Evil, “Do it with a Rockstar” is a brilliant, overwhelming send-up of your everyday girlie music video. Palmer has quite a bit to say about how it was made on her blog. There are groupies, men in drag who spend more time on their appearance than the band members, and girl-on-girl make-out scenes.

“Bitch doesn’t shave and what’s going on with her eyebrows,” quips one of the drag queens, and Palmer is subsequently found rockin’ some major armpit hair. There is a circle of particularly repugnant specimens of our generation (in her blog post, she calls them “phone drones”) who end up at Palmer’s show despite the fact that she is “a scientologist, an ableist… she hates men, she hates women, she hates everything.” This is probably Palmer’s way of addressing the controversy over her crowdsourcing her touring band, as well as the kind of critical crap that gets hurled at every unconventional-looking woman on YouTube. The girl who says this is later found pulling a salami out of a band member’s pants and eating it.

After seeing the amount of glitter that goes flying in the video, it’s perhaps unsurprising to know that the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne is the director behind the video. Palmer mentions in a blog post that he “showed up at a certain point with 5 boxes of glitter, since I’d offhandedly mentioned we might want some for the live shoot. Who knew that Wayne Coyne kept a secret stash—by the gallon—of golden glitter in his warehouse?”

If all that doesn’t grab you, the NSFW part of this video features Palmer fooling around in bed with “porn star, feminist, smart alec, FORCE” Stoya Doll. This led Gawker to proclaim the video “basically porn.” You will question your sexuality, regardless of your gender.

[Pitchfork]

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