We've loved Adrian Anchondo's parody songs and videos for some time now. He wrote and directed "Please Go Home" with Danny Franzese singing a version of Sam Smith's hit, "Dunkin Love," and "Shake and Bake" (with Russell Tovey in a pilgrim outfit). And do not forget "In-N-Out-Mission" (the Beyonce "Partition" parody with burgers that made us drool).
Now Anchondo (one of our Most Eligible Bachelors this year) has directed his first video for an original song, "Original," for gay band Orchid and Hound. As Anchondo explains to Out:
"It was originally written about being an outsider in the community and having to own one's uniqueness. As we talked about the concept for the video, I was interested in exploring the culture of social media and how it plays such an important role in our self worth and our perception of people. With platforms like Instagram and Facebook, we only get to see the happy, filtered moments that we feel comfortable sharing with the world, and rarely get to see the true person behind the post. The song also tells the story of people who strive for individuality and end up being the same as everyone else."
Orchid and Hound's new EP, "Solo," is available on its site, and "Original" is fun and campy and sure to be a hit. We also love watching (and rewatching the video), which stars a bunch of beautiful boys and girls, and one of our fave Pit Crew regulars, Shawn Morales.
Follow Anchondo on Twitter or Instagram. Watch the exclusive premiere below: