Pussy Riot's New Video Is Awkward and Bizarre (Video)

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Fri, Feb 5, 2016
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They tried to make me go to rehab and I said no, no, no

The cat-tossing chicken-leg-masturbating young ladies in Pussy Riot have re-emerged from their whirlwind tour of becoming famous by mocking their homeland. They have resurfaced with their usual schtick, but this time they have gotten themselves a fancy Hollywood-type hipster music producer to fix their shitty tracks, and they have joined the ranks of Iggy Azalea wannabes everywhere and become white rappers.

This is a new Pussy Riot. It’s a slick, glammed-up, sexed-up Hollywoodized version of what was, for better or worse, originally a fringe protest group. That, you know, just liked to draw penises on stuff. And maybe tipped over cop cars with a couple of officers inside. Girls will be girls.

The Russian Ministry of Culture tried to give Voina (their name previous to becoming Pussy Riot) a prize for artistic innovation. But they said no.  And now, they’ve made it all the way to an American music video. Let's give these girls a Grammy!

Chaika accuses embattled Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika of corruption and various crimes, including murder. Their stated goal is to target corruption in Russia.  

The video begins with a Pussy Riot band member, sporting a Soviet uniform, eating an entire rotisserie chicken with her bare hands. (I'm pretty sure we've all been guilty of that at some point, so it's unclear how this is an indictment of Russian corruption.)  

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Enter Nadezdha Tolokonnikova, dressed up like a non-coke-addicted Amy Winehouse, writhing orgasmically under a picture of Putin and fellating a plastic loaf of bread while rapping about Yuri Chaika. Other feminist tropes emerge, including bare legs in stilettos and fishnet stockings. The members who are not portraying Amy Winehouse are either wearing a plague mask (??) or clad in drab Soviet-era uniforms, clunky shoes and bad make-up.

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Cold War-era stereotypes about Russian women are still funny...right?

Real edgy, girls. Please, tell us more about how you’re not afraid to orally pleasure baked goods in Putin’s Russia.


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