Kirsten Dunst Teams With Mcg
Takashi Murakami may be the most interesting, vital pop artist since Andy Warhol. Perhaps best known for his work with Kanye West (he handled the art work for Graduation and directed the trippy animated video for 'Good Morning'). His latest project is for an exhibition called 'Pop Art: Life in the Material World' for the Tate Modern in London.
As part of the project, Murakami has created one of the more unhinged mash-ups the Internet has ever seen. The video below was directed by McG (he of the 'Charlie's Angels' films, as well as last summer's 'Terminator: Salvation') and features art direction care of Murakami. It stars 'Spider-Man' and 'Marie Antoinette' star Kirsten Dunst, who is dressed up as some sort of Japanese Anime superhero (not unlike Sailor Moon) and frolicks around the geek-heavy Akihabara section of Tokyo. All the while, she's singing along to the Vapors ' 'Turning Japanese,' a one-hit wonder from 1980 that actually has little to do with Asian culture and everything to do with masturbation.
It's a totally bizarre but utterly lovable combination of things, including confused Tokyoites, splashy colors, manic camera moves and Dunst's strange performance as the magical blue-haired sprite. If nothing else, it will give the Vapors' tune a bit of a reprieve, as it's one of the most infectious (and subversive) one-hit wonders of the '80s (or any decade, quite frankly).
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