Watch: Santigold’s “Girls” Video Might Be as Diverse as the HBO Series Will Ever Get
New York City girls of every age and color grace the official video for Santigold‘s “Girls,” a song that appears on the soundtrack for HBO‘s Lena Dunham-creation, Girls.
The Weird Days-directed clip is so authentic and adorable, featuring women and little girls rapping along with the audacious electro track while on the ice rink, in the subway, dancing on playgrounds and partying, all over the city.
“Got no cash, got no money but we runnin’ the streets…”
While the show was immediately bashed for its lack of diversity, Lena has expressed “heartbreak at the idea that the show would make anyone feel isolated.” Last fall, she promised more diversity in the second season, which started January 25th.
“All I want to do is make women feel excited and included by the show,” she told Rolling Stone. “There are some of color. Some are not. Some are Caucasian.”
We can assume part of that effort was made in adding Donald Glover to the series as Lena’s “Black Republican boyfriend.”
For those of us who don’t watch it and don’t plan to, we don’t care either way. Enjoy Santigold’s video below and get the single on Girls, Vol. 1 (Music From the HBO® Original Series).