Rock ‘n’ roll is a powerful thing.
Exhibit A: the video for Liz Cooper and the Stampede’s “Hey Man.”
At the beginning of the video, a “Stepford Wives”-type housewife (played by Lindee Katdare) is preparing for a Pretty Girl makeup party, while her jeans-and-T-shirt-clad daughter (played by Madysen Reilly) is upstairs, pulling a cardboard guitar from under her bed and pressing play on a cassette of “Hey Man.”
The more the young girl gets into lip syncing the song, stomping around her room and tossing her hair back and forth, the more she disturbs her mother’s party.
At first, her mother and the equally as done up guests try to ignore her, but eventually they get so fed up with the stuffiness of the party, their perfect veneers start to crack.
Inspired by the young girl’s carefree spirit, one woman rips off her bra and another chows down on mini donuts. Eventually, the women are drinking and dancing while the young girl continues her solo show upstairs.
“Overall, the main message of the project is the world should really stop putting so much pressure on women to look and act a certain way,” Director Anna Zorn told NPR. “When girls can liberate themselves from this unattainable cycle, it’s pretty freaking awesome.”
“Hey Man” comes from “Window Flowers,” the debut album from Liz Cooper and the Stampede, which is set to be released in August.
“This was the first song we recorded for our debut record, ‘Window Flowers,’ and it really brings the ‘tude,” the band – Cooper, Grant Prettyman and Ryan Usher – wrote on Facebook.
The post ended with “#girlpower.”
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