An anonymous female protagonist takes on a phallic army in Mrzyk & Moriceau’s erogenous epic for Jackson and His Computerband.
Taking new single “G.I. Jane (Fill Me Up)” as their starting point, the French directing duo worked with a team of five animators for two months to create a chimerical world of sexual fantasy for the Warp Records-signed multi-instrumentalist.
Born Jackson Fourgeaured, the Parisian released his second album Glow in September after an eight-year gap—the long player comes complete with guest vocals from Berlin-based disco absurdist Planningtorock and singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle.
“We had no brief; we showed him a storyboard and he said ‘Go,’ he let us totally free,” says Jean Francois Moriceau, one half of today’s featured creative pair whose CV includes videos for similarly outré Gallic stars Air and Sébastien Tellier.
“We love Jackson’s song, so the ideas came very fast. We wanted something sex-gore-bizarre, so created this faceless girl fighting against penises that appear from everywhere.”
The explosively charged narrative takes in Manga influences and the duo’s trademark pop eroticism, while also providing, as Moriceau opines, a comment on misogyny and female empowerment.
“Of course you can see the power of feminism in the film,” he says. “But firstly, we want to entertain.”
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