What do you get when you cross the absurdist sensibilities of Tim and Eric and the sugary pop of young Brit sensation Charli XCX? The closest thing to an emoji-themed episode of Black Mirror.
In the Eric Wareheim-directed video for Sucker cut “Famous”, Charli finds herself drawn into a world of selfie-stick wielding hypebeast old people whenever her precious devices lose battery power, cutting her off from the *winky face* *flame emoji* world she loves. It’s a delightfully deranged video that is sure to alienate some of her teen girl fans but earn her some fans with more “out there” senses of humor.
The video was created as part of the YouTube Music Awards. Watch below.