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It Was Romance’s Gender-Bending New Vid

Front woman, Lane Moore, directs a badass new video for her band’s song, “Philadelphia” that’s sure to leave its mark in your brain.



Lane Moore, goddess at bringing in the awesome from singing to writing her comedy shows and column over at Cosmo, directed this spiffy video for her bands’ brand new song off of their debut album.


It Was Romance makes it known that they are a band that can kick some serious ass when it comes to tight lyrics and even tighter pants. … Wait, what? I’m talking, of course, about Lane’s choice of wardrobe for the shoot: A vision in Cry Baby-esq, 1950s accoutrements that John Waters, himself, would be drooling all over. 


“I’m a huge John Waters fan,” said Lane. “That movie (Cry Baby) is so stylized and great. But also I just really wanted to fu*k with gender.” She’s referring to the bit where she dresses in drag and takes on the Johnny Depp role, opposite her part as Wanda, the hot femme babe that all the guys drool over. “The world in general, and especially in the queer community, assumes that if you look femme then you must identify as femme and it’s ridiculous.”


Philadelphia now not only the city of “brotherly love,” but one of rockin’ sisterly love, too.


So you should probably, most definitely, absolutely watch this video. Like right now.  




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