I have an unhealthy obsession with re-watching old movies. It's a product of my college era life working at Plaza Video AKA the greatest job ever. An endless supply of movies, countless hungover hours, and no iPhones invented yet for me to search for pictures hashtagged with #nipslip meant plenty of movie watching and re-watching. The one caveat was that the movie had to be PG. Needless to say it seemed like every great movie was rated at least PG-13 so I had to get crafty. I watched Rad, Dr Strangelove, Groundhog's Day, Tommy (mind you I had to fast forward through the Ann Margaret chocolate, beans, and suds freak out scene during "Champagne"), and oddly Mannequin. Yep. Weird I know.
I've definitely seen Mannequin more than anyone outside of Andrew McCartney. It was a fun movie with so much over the top bad acting, a pretty strong ending title jam and a young Kim Catrell who looked somewhat do-able. I mention all of this because I'm reminded of Mannequin whenever I watch SYFFAL friend and expert art director Tom Kenney's amazing new video for Vassy's Could This Be Love. In this video Vassy and her dream lover Lars take turns getting their Jonathon Switcher on (sadly i did not have to google that) all while traipsing through different neighborhoods in a picturesque day in the life of a Los Angelesian in love. It's like 500 Days of Summer-time Barbie...without all the Ikea product placement. I cannot say enough positive things about the job Tom did on this shoot. The guy has a strong future ahead of him in the world of music video direction. If Hype Williams were still around I'd most certainly let it be known that he best get to watching his back.