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FBLA EXCLUSIVE: Red, White and MILF Director Calls Spoof Video: ’60% Moral Imperative’

Grammy-winning director Trish Sie today released a video for Alex Lacamoire and Martin Bejerano‘s hi-sterical Sarah Palin spoof song “Red, White and MILF.”

Bejerano and Lacamoire “got trashed one night and wrote this ridiculous song. It got picked up by syndicated radio shows, and they came to me, saying, ‘We only have $2,000, but we think we need to make a video,” Sie tells FBLA. “And I said, ‘I think you’re right.’”

“I always try to do dance-oriented videos. It seemed the obvious choice was a lead singer drenched in douchebaggery, surrounded by dancing Sarah Palins. It seemed a recipe for success,” she said.


Sie borrowed taxidermy animals, festooned a rented pick-up truck with red, white and blue fabric “got sexy, talented dancers” to play the Palin parts and went nuts.

The choreography, Sie said was “bad dance recital meets beauty queen meets red neck, which is Sarah Palin.”

The video looks appropriately low-budget (bargain-basement look for a bargain-basement candidate), but it was pulled together by a high-caliber cast: In addition to Sie, (Tony-award winner) Lacamoire and (Grammy-nominee) Bejerano, Nic Sadler was the cinematographer and Jason Moran edited.

“It seemed like we had to all jump on it and do it now,” Sie said. “When the Saturday Night Live thing came up this weekend, I felt ‘Damn! They beat us to it.”

But ultimately, Sie decided the more parodies the better.

“I honestly do feel that it would be absolutely terrifying to have this woman have control of this country,” she said. “She is not fit to be VP and anything we can do” to stop that, should be done.

So was the project a lark or an act of civic duty?

“I’d say it was 60 percent moral imperative, 40 percent just fun.”

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