Sad13’s “Get A Yes” is a “consent-is-sexy” anthem, and her video for the track, which premiered today via Pitchfork, is, naturally, inspired by retro group dance videos and late-night TV infomercials.
Among the myriad pop songs that focus on sex, Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis offers a new approach and explores the importance of consent. In the video, she parodies elements of ‘90s classics, which emphasize the message being conveyed.
Dupuis said of the video:
I wanted to make a tribute to ‘90s-style group dance videos, and my childhood friend Patsy Gay, who spends her days as a dance archivist, put together a sample reel of choreography using moves from Spice Girls, Aaliyah, Salt-N-Pepa, Janet Jackson, and Jordan Knight vids … plus Stephanie Tanner and Urkel. Isabel Farrington, who directed the video, styled it as a late-night TV infomercial about teaching the dos and don’ts of getting consent to dance with your partner. We filled the video with tons of our friends and shot it over a couple days at Silent Barn.
The Isabel Farrington-directed video ends with Dupuis playing the song to a room full of male industry workers, who excitedly exclaim “Yes!” It’s a tongue-in-cheek reminder that despite being all-too-often ignored, it is vital to “Get A Yes.”
“Get A Yes” is off of Dupuis’ solo debut as Sad13, Slugger, which you can grab a copy of here. Watch the video above, find Sad13’s “<2" video here, and enjoy a handful of Speedy Ortiz tracks from the band’s 2014 Daytrotter session via the Paste Cloud player below. Further down, find the remaining dates on Dupuis’ first-ever tour as Sad13.
Sad13 Tour Dates:
06 – Dallas, Texas @ Double Wide
07 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
09 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Drunken Unicorn
10 – Durham, N.C. @ Pinkhook
11 – Richmond, Va. @ Strange Matter
12 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Everybody Hits
13 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Baby’s All Right
14 – Boston, Mass. @ Middle East