I can’t say much about this video other than: Holy epic rockstar fantasy, Batman! (with an aside that the media outlets claiming she’s getting nekkid to distract from recent controversy have obviously missed or forgotten that she gets nekkid at the drop of a hat. On stage. On Twitter. At Ninja gigs. Everywhere.) Directed by Palmer and Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, The Grand Theft Orchestra’s latest music video from Theatre Of Evil, “Do It With A Rockstar”, features model and feminist porn actress Stoya and the band members acting out an array of off the wall and raunchy backstage rock star excesses.
Amanda Palmer has this to say about working with the lovely Stoya…
“Stoya is 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.”
You can read more about what went on behind the scenes of the video on her blog amandapalmer.net.
DIRECTED BY: Amanda Palmer, Wayne Coyne, George Salisbury, and Michael McQuilken
SCRIPT WRITTEN BY: Amanda Palmer (with improv/dialogue input from everyone on the shoot)
"Do It With a Rockstar"
From "Theatre Is Evil" – available NOW on CD/vinyl/pay-what-you-want digital download: http://bit.ly/AFPshop
Read Amanda's blog – complete with backstory and TONS of photos – at http://bit.ly/blog110912
-The Grand Theft Orchestra-
AMANDA FUCKING PALMER (@amandapalmer): vocals, piano, intimacy issues
CHAD RAINES (@radchaines): guitar, vocals, spear
MICHAEL MCQUILKEN (@quilken): drums, vocals, sausage
JHEREK BISCHOFF (@jherekbischoff): bass, vocals, socks
-Very Special Appearances by Wayne Coyne (@waynecoyne), Stoya Doll (@stoya, as Hipster Girl #2), and a little cameo by the amazing SuperKate (@_SuperKate_)-
VIDEO PRODUCERS: George Salisbury & Leslie Hensley
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Delo Creative
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Tate James & Alan Novey
• KIZSHA – Tarren Clarke
• ROSA – Dan Helm
• Che MF Lucci
• Bebe Adams
• Renee Hilton
• Michael Davis
• Stephen Elmore
• Adina Verson
• Stoya Doll
Amanda Palmer – “This massive chaos-fest of a video was co-created and directed by Wayne Coyne, Amanda Palmer, George Salisbury, and Michael McQuilken. Everybody did shit, art happened! It was filmed over two 105-degree days in Oklahoma City in the summer of 2012, in five locations: Kamps, The Conservatory, The Boom, Wayne's house, and The Colcord Hotel. Massive thanks to the awesome video extras of Oklahoma City (and many lands beyond!) who gave their time shouting, dancing, getting glittered, and giving us their beautiful faces. YOU ARE AMAZING…OKLAHOMA CITY FTW!!!!! And an extra special thank you to Wayne Coyne for opening up his house, his crew, his brain, and his extra boxes of gold glitter to our band of freaks. ROCK.”
© 2012 8ft. records