By Courtney E. Smith
Oh, and also that it is probably not an accident that her song title is also the title of a gender-swapping comedy movie from the ’80s.
And so in “One of the Guys” Lewis gets by with a little help from her famous friends. She’s assembled a girl band that includes Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson. Then, as the counter argument to the song’s lyric, she dresses them all up in drag with some ungodly unfashionable details.
“The rat tail was all Annie,” Lewis, who directed the video, told GQ. “Deep character exploration. Her dude is a bit more Backstreet Boy than the rest. Melancholy Backstreet Boy is what I think she was going for — he really feels things deeply and break dances like a motherf—er.”
Lewis brilliantly gets Stewart to poke the bear that is her public reputation by having her lip synch the lines “If I get caught being rude in a conversation” and “I’m not gonna pray for you.”
It is worth noting that while the song’s chorus sarcastically laments the lack of a baby and fulfillment of womanhood that’s supposed to signify, none of the starlets tapped for the video have children.
And apparently, it’s no problem.
“We screamed with laughter all day, huddled behind the monitor. I haven’t laughed that hard since What About Bob? came out on laser disc,” Lewis said.
Lewis’ The Voyager is out July 29.