Gabrielle Wortman isn't content to just leave bisexual tropes at the door. She'd rather just kick the entire door down and stomp through it. The Smoke Seasons frontwoman is already an outspoken advocate for the community and, with her latest video, she's breaking down stereotypes with a sensual, dusty romp through Vegas--and she brought a friend.
For Smoke Season's latest track "Wolves," Wortman and the band packed up and went to Nevada's neon graveyard for a weekend getaway with friends that leads to what else but a romantic tryst with a mysterious woman played by transgender model Luna Lovebad, who best describes her character as a "seductive, harp-playin' slayngel."
The pairing was a perfect fit not just because of their chemistry, but also because both women share a passionate commitment to activism within the community and online. For "Wolves" though, they let their hair down and let loose for the wild video--and their chemistry shows. "Luna is one of those people whose energy can calm down an entire room of anxious people," Wortman said of her co-star over email. "She's amazing to work with, incredibly patient, and had burritos and watched the Dodgers game with us afterwards."
For the singer and her band, "Wolves" is just one more way to take on the stereotypes that persist in the LGBTQ community and jam to their indie-electronic sound while doing it. As Wortman explained, "The LGBTQ community can always benefit from full displays of diversity. With this video in particular, we were excited to have Luna as a love interest for exactly that reason."