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- Posted on Dec 22nd 2009 4:30PM by Jonathan Dekel
While most would consider this act plenty risqué, according to the San Francisco based band, it didn't go far enough.
"I don't like that video very much," the band's JR White tells Spinner. "There's one that I like better which didn't come out and it bugs me that it probably never will."
In an unreleased version of the video, the two male lovers go beyond the released director's cut's sexual allusion and into full-fledged fellatio.
"In the released version the two gay guys are kissing and it ends with the 'microphone d--k'" White explains. "Where we come from this is not that scandalous, but I can see how people would see that as subversive. To me the video comes off as a bit titillating; a bit too show-off because I know those guys and I know they love each other."
To that end, White feels he let himself and the participants down when he approved the cut that was eventually released.
"There was no initiation, we just knew the guys and knew they would do anything on camera so we thought we'd go over and film them. I've never seen two guys f--k in front of me -- well, they weren't f--king, it was oral sex -- and it was so beautiful; a beautiful moment between the two of them. I felt we should have fought harder for that version before we signed off on the version that's out."
Currently there are no plans to release the 'hardcore' version of the clip, but White insists that he has learned his lesson and will continue to use and support his friends and community for the band's future endeavours, even if the results aren't exactly accessible for the mainstream.
"We always want to have our friends involved in every capacity," He says. "We're trying to tap into the resources around us and expose things that we think are beautiful, even if some people take offense to them."