Taylor Swift animated, Reverse Street Harassment, and More Viral Videos
From a hand-animated Taylor Swift video to a woman harassing men on the street, WATCH our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.
Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” got a rotoscope treatment from a group of 49 Australian animation students. Each artist hand-drew 52 separate frames, and the result is a visually eclectic elevation of the original.
Teen valedictorian Evan Young was barred from giving his graduation speech by his high school principal. The reason? Young planned to come out as gay. So “The Nightly Show” host Larry Wilmore decided to give the Colorado teen an exponentially larger platform.
Stanley Kubrick and Wes Anderson’s lodging-based films—The Shining and The Grand Budapest Hotel, respectively—are joined seamlessly in this mashup by editor Steve Ramsden. In The Grand Overlook Hotel, Ralph Fiennes’s tidy concierge appears to oversee Jack Nicholson’s haunted caretaker and his imperiled family, quipping through the bloody supernatural nightmare they’re living through.
New York-based comedian SJ Son decided to shine a light on a form of street harassment most men aren’t even aware of: the drive-by, which consists of men whispering creepy unwanted “compliments” to women as they walk past. Son and her comedy partner Ginny Leise went to New York’s Bryant Park, capturing men’s reactions to Son’s come-ons.
Let’s just say their reactions were more or less what you’d expect.
Mad Max: Fury Road has been impressing audiences worldwide with its frenetic non-stop action and refreshing feminist undertones. What if it lent some of that goodwill to Pixar’s financially successful but critically underwhelming Cars franchise? The folks at CineMash have answered that question.