Geek and Gamer Girls Sing Out
In the new apology video "Geek and Gamer Girls," four gals affirm their adulation of all things geek; from Final Fantasy to Joss Whedon and Hasbro toys. The video comes from a accumulation of accompany who alarm themselves "Team Unicorn" – Clare Grant, Milynn Sarley, Rileah Vanderbilt and Michele Boyd. I afresh batten to Grant -- whose husband, Seth Green, appears and raps (!) in the video -- about how the activity came about.
As Grant explained, "Michele and Milynn were advancing aback from the bank and arrant that Katy Perry 'California Girls' song if Milynn had the abstraction pop into her head. They started throwing lyrics calm as bound as accessible and again alleged Rileah and I and got us into it." Grant said there was again "a big pow wow" apropos what the exact lyrics should be and what references the four girls capital to include. "We were candidly tweaking the lyrics to this song up to if we were in the recording studios, laying down the tracks."
From Buffy to Robot Chicken (among his actor added credits), Seth Green of advance is a actual able-bodied accepted being in the fanboy world, and if it came to including him, Grant remarked, "Honestly, even if I weren't affiliated to Seth, he would accept been an accessible best to do the rap allotment of the song. It wasn't like I was allurement him as his wife to appear be in our music video. I don't wish to corruption our accord in any way. But I believed in this song and believed in the video and absolutely through that Seth would be the best being for that part. So if he apprehend it and saw what we were aggravating to do, he jumped on lath willingly."
As for the two added big cameos in the video, Katee Sackhoff and Stan Lee, Grant told me, "We knew appropriate off the bat that we capital to get Stan Lee. And everybody knows that Stan Lee loves to accomplish cameos, so we anticipation that would be appealing easy. As it turns out, he was absolutely accommodating and so candied and so fun to play with. And again I anticipate Seth accomplished out to Katee and was just like, 'Hey, will you be in our music video?', and she was all about it. We're both such Battlestar fans."
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Grant said the video a lot of absolutely displays her and her friends' absolute interests. If it came to the appearance apparel they wore, I asked how they absitively who would abrasion what and she replied, "Let's be honest actuality – I accept a closet abounding of apparel that I accept either fabricated for myself or tracked down. Milynn is the aforementioned way. She's bought several costumes. So the Psylocke apparel was her own, that she wore at Comic-Con this year. The Baroness apparel is Rileah's, that she in fact fabricated herself. That was her Halloween apparel endure year. I've gone as Lara Croft so abounding times to so abounding things I can't even calculation anymore. And the Han Solo accouterments was in fact my costume, but Michele was so awesome, it seemed like a accustomed choice."
There are aswell portions of the video in which Grant and the added girls are, well, not cutting abundant of anything. Grant acclaimed they were abusive Perry's "California Gurls" video, in which Petty appears "naked, lying on clouds," which they capital to challenge but not anon copy. "The director, Dave Yarvo, it was his advancement to pay addition admiration to a abundant movie, American Beauty. So that's area that came from."
When it came to those moments, Grant noted, "That's area we're accepting a lot of abrogating acknowledgment from, is in fact those accurate American Beauty shots, which we don't absolutely understand. We don't absolutely accept why it's bad to be sexy. We are who we are and we appear to adulation all of those things. I anticipate that if we were altered shapes and sizes, we apparently would accept done the exact aforementioned set up, and maybe humans wouldn't be giving us such a harder time. We weren't aggravating to alienate any changeable gamers out there who don't physically bout our descriptions. We were in fact aggravating to be inclusive. If we aboriginal started talking about the video, the a lot of above point of altercation that we had was accomplishing our best to not alienate any females whatsoever. We were in fact absolutely afraid by the abrogating acknowledgment from that, because afterwards all, we're assuming as abundant derma as any babe would appearance in a bikini."
Clockwise from basal right: Clare Grant, Michele Boyd,
Milynn Sarley, Rileah Vanderbilt
As to anyone analytic whether she or her accompany are absolutely "true" geeks, Grant said, "I accept gotten that acknowledgment my absolute activity and I affectionate of just beam at it. Everybody's absolutely absolute [about the video], but a lot of humans are like, 'What? That's not true! They assassin models!' I've been a changeable beatnik and gamer actually my absolute activity and I approved endlessly to avert myself if I was 12 years old."
Regarding her fangirl origins, Grant explained, "What alien me to things in the beatnik apple were videogames. I was alien to the aboriginal Nintendo arrangement if it aboriginal came out and was just obsessed. My activity actually revolved about videogames until I was 18 years old. There was this bold alleged Dragon Warrior. If you were a subscriber to Nintendo Power, which I've been back the actual aboriginal issue, again you had the advantage of accepting a chargeless allowance if you capital to subscribe. One of the options was to get Dragon Warrior. I just admired dragons. I was in the fourth or fifth brand and I was like, 'Dragon Warrior?! That sounds awesome!' That bold came in the mail and absolutely afflicted my life. And that started my attraction for all things fantasy."
Asked what she's a lot of into these canicule in the beatnik world, she told me, "Maybe now it would be an according balance amid fantasy books and videogames for me. I'm wrapping up Final Fantasy XIII, which has been a lot of fun. I'm secretly bedeviled with New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It's so abundant fun! I can't stop arena that game. I'm aflame about Halo Reach. I'm not as into aboriginal being shooters as a lot of accompany that I have, which I anticipate alienates me a lot from a lot of gamers, but I don't absolutely care. I anticipate I play added activity amateur and RPG amateur than anybody I've anytime accepted in my life."
As to whether she and Team Unicorn ability do a chase up to "Geek and Gamer Girls," Grant said, "I would adulation to do addition music video. We never set out to do something in particular. We're just accompany who like to adhere out and alarmist out together. And occasionally we cosplay as Sailor Moon characters at Comic-Con. But the video just came out of nowhere. We're aggravating to anticipate of new things to do. We've tossed about added song account for videos. Hopefully we'll all acquisition one that absolutely speaks to us."