Greetings. This is Brittani’s Video Party, where I bring some of the “best” videos from all over my internet together so we can clap, cry or deconstruct. Have you ever gotten to a video and it already has 33 million views and you wonder where the heck have you been? Well I’m here to help you so that you see it when it only has 32 million views. Aim low, world. Aim low.
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“Put a Rainbow On It“ is taking people to task for going all rainbow everything but not backing that up with any actions. If you didn’t gather from the title, it’s spoofing the popular Portlandia sketch, “Put a Bird On It“. The video aims to illuminate a few common contradictions about safe spaces and open up dialogue about what makes something a queer issue.
Jonny McGovern has released the video for “Gayest of All Time” just in time for Pride Season. It’s fun, the song is catchy, and it’s super gay. What else could you want from a music video? Oh right, dancing Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard. Erickatoure Aviance, Linda James, and more of your favorite personalities from the Gay Pimpin’ Podcast make appearances in the video as well.
Oh, I’m sorry Netflix. Did you want to keep releasing amazing shows that I can watch at my leisure? Please, go ahead. July 11th, thirteen episodes of Netflix Original Series Orange is the New Black will be available for consumption. The show, from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of a year spent in prison. This show is pretty much all ladies. There are a bunch of women of color. There’s even some gay stuff. I’m addicted already.
I guess I’ll try to counterbalance the fact that for a show to have a notable amount of characters of color, it has to be set in prison with this hilarious video of Taye Diggs ruining hip hop. The Broadway, television, and film star pokes fun at himself (and the expectations of black males in the entertainment industry) with this comedy short. I think this is reason enough to make a spin-off about the rap career of his character from Malibu’s Most Wanted. But that’s just me. Word ’em up.
If you have a video you think everyone should see, tweet it to @bishilarious for consideration. And of course feel free to post your favorite videos from the week below.