VIDEO: Duran Duran “Girl Panic!”

Posted November 11th, 2011 by eric

Duran Duran has released Girl Panic!, the third single from its Mark Ronson-produced and semi-comeback album All You Need Is Now. The video for Girl Panic! lifts a page from George Michael’s “Freedom” but takes the idea much deeper: A cast of well-known supermodels (Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Yasmin Le Bon, Eva Herzigova, and Helena Christensen)┬ápose as Duran Duran while the members themselves take subsidiary parts as journalists and bell hops. It’s self-referential, kitschy, and self-deprecatingly funny. Duran Duran has always been able to express itself extremely well via video, and Girl Panic! proves that the band has retained a healthy sense of humor amidst the ups and downs of maintaining an audience post-80’s teen girl frenzy. Jonas Akerlund directs this nine-minute “short film.”

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