This is what a rock 'n' roll video should be. Even without the nudity, the lesbianism, the porn actress guest star and the indie rock royalty cameo. And even if this is meant to be a parody. The basic construct is simple: Trannies and trendsetters lose themselves at a catharctic Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra that makes the wildest Hedwig show look tame by comparison. Nearly everyone gets together in the end — Amanda in bed with porn star Stoya [NSFW], the prudish hipster with the drummer and his big sausage — except for Flaming Lips mastermind Wayne Coyne, who's uncharacteristically the only one who can control his urges.
Amanda Palmer (from her blog): "it started with stoya, she was my main idea. i knew if we could get me and stoya in a room together, we’d have it made...
the whole shoot was a hot and sweaty glittery blur, but basically….wayne coyne has created a whole SCENE of people down in OKC: a rogue pirate ship of technicians, helpers and arty folk who have a SERIOUSLY enthusiastic attitude about improv-ing together some crazy-ass art...
Stoya was a dream to work with, and totally intimidating. Ever tried to make out with a real porn star on camera? You’ll see what i mean. We shot the entire sexy scene in a hotel at the end of the first night, when I was already exhausted. nobody really directed it. we just fooled around in bed while the cameras rolled. wayne’s “that was weird in the hotel” text the next morning left me feeling particularly proud. if you can weird out wayne coyne, do you win a unicorn?
nowhere in the treatment for the video had i written “rockstar has intimacy barrier/panic attack in bed with porn star while porn star cradles rock star in madonna/child-esque pieta” but it all made sense at the time. i actually love that bit of the video the most. it drives home the actual point of the song." [read more and check out behind the scenes pics @ amandapalmer.net]
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Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra
"Do It With A Rockstar"
Amanda Palmer, Wayne Coyne, George Salisbury, Michael McQuilken, directors | George Salisbury, Leslie Hensley, producers | Delo Creative, production co | Tate James & Alan Novey, DP