okay peeps, 200K views, 2300 comments.
interview with them here. i think they're also doing an interview with the nytimes. and some fantastically important dude called david to discuss some "things" that i'm not at liberty to pass on but, in short, this could really be something much bigger than it was ever meant to be. it has literally consumed the week. they're all drowning in it a bit.
1.) this is my life. i know i've talked in the past about how lucky i feel to have these friends and how fantastically supportive they are and how much freaking fun we have but it's weird to have people around the world seeing how much fun we have, leaving comments like, "OMG i want u 2 b my new best friends!" and to think, "these ARE my best friends. damn. i'm a lucky girl!" and i feel that way every day. we have costume parties and do a lot of dancing and many photo shoots and though the video is a somewhat new thing, we'd planned on doing one over labor day even before all this shit blew up. i'm blessed to love and be loved by such free-spirited, fun, smart people. ted, david, brian and colin are all coming to kenya with me so i'm sure we'll come back with something fun then, too. and labor day. and pretty much any time we're sitting around on the roof, bbqing, spying on the people in the building next door, abusing all you can drink brunches, etc., etc. these are my bests and i don't feel guilty at all that i have thousands of little girls jealous of that fact right now.
2.) i'm happy to report that for every comment deriding them as "fags" or saying that they're "homos" there are about 500 comments knocking that person down, calling them closeted, taking pride in the gayness and just really loving and embracing the video. most everyone viewing is under the age of 21 and they're all these little girls but it's nice to have a confirmation of the fact that the younger generations are guaranteed to be more well-rounded and certainly less homophobic than my generation and the one that came before it. all hail equality, folks. and you know what? that video is gay. it has gay people, lip syncing gaily, to a really catchy poppy little beat. it's gay in the sense that it's shot in one of the top 3 gayest places in the country and also in that it's really happy. so yeah. i love it. i'm glad a whole hell of a lot of other people do too.