Tuesday, July 12, 2011
It's not all that often that a video comes along and slaps you in the face with some comedy that makes you laugh so hard you think you're going to die. Zoolander did it for me, as did Anchor Man and Napoleon Dynamite, but it's been a while since anything really had me on the floor (ROFLing, I mean). That was until a week ago, when my French flatmate Tessa showed me the Chloe Sevigny series. Created by comedian Drew Droege, the Youtube shorts are a pastiche on the hipster/indie/scenester lifestyle that Chloe Sevigny epitomises. Taking on everything from the wonderment of toast to Oscars pre-party-preview-finalist-nomination luncheons to Mickey Avalon's neon loft on Avenue B to the spring collection of Rodarte (featuring undefinable silhouettes, bodice-hugging mud skirts and rusted razor belts); these videos have kept me laughing like a squealing newborn for days. Check them out. If anybody's interested in Droege's other work, he also plays the voice of a talking unicorn named Feathers in the webseries Planet Unicorn.
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