Watch Lucy Dacus’ Night Shift video directed by Jane Schoenbrun
The “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” helmet helps the “Yellowjackets” star transform into Dorothy for a “Wizard of Oz”-inspired twirl in the Dacus breakup anthem.
We’re all down the yellow brick road for Lucy Dacus’ whimsical act ‘Night Shift’.
In honor of the five-year anniversary of the Boygenius musician’s ‘Historian’ album, the hit ballad ‘Night Shift’ is getting a long-awaited music video starring ‘Scream’ from ‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’ director Jane Schoenbrunn. VI” breakout star Jasmin Savoy Brown.
Dacus appears in the music video as a motel manager on the night shift while a “Wizard of Oz” themed party takes place around him. Brown plays Dorothy, who is missing one of the red ruby boots that Dacus fished out of the hotel pool.
“Made with love” – director Schoenbrun he tweetedalong with the secrets of the short, Phoebe Bridgers, bandmate of Dacus Boygenius.
Bridgers will also star in Schoenbrun’s upcoming TV series “I Saw the TV Glow,” produced by A24. Justice Smith, Helena Howard, indie rock artist Lindsey Jordan, Limp Bizkit musician and director Fred Durst, Danielle Deadwyler and Haley Dahl’s Sloppy Jane round out the cast.
Schoenbrun previously called Dacus a “brilliant” artist, advertised the project with “NEWS!! I made an epic gay music video for one of the great gay jams, NIGHT SHIFT.”
“Night Shift” and “Yellowjackets” star Brown said recently The Gay Times, “I’m very proud to be a queer woman, I’m very proud to be a black woman, and I’m very proud to be a queer black woman. The fact that queer people like the projects I’m involved in makes me very happy. Great fun. We’re having fun. Gays are fun, you know? It was a whirlwind. It’s pretty crazy and funny how life works because I’ve been doing this for 10 years and it just clicked out of nowhere… No one wants to watch straight people talk anymore! We’ll get there. We’ve got a way to go, but at least we’re on our way, and that’s exciting.”
As the first openly queer “Scream” franchise character, Brown added, “It means everything to me. Like we said before, it’s outrageous that things have taken as long as they have in this industry. Being one of the lucky few to debut something and be the front of the wave is very exciting. We all met with open arms, but being queer our whole community is like, “Oh my god, finally!” It’s a lot of fun and I’m so grateful for the art, messages, and support. I’m very proud to represent that and I hope I’m doing a good job.”
Watch the “Night Shift” music video below.
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