Women in Music 2016

No Boys Allowed In Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Boy Problems' Music Video

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Carly Rae Jepsen in the video for "Boy Problems."

Carly Rae Jepsen shared the music video for “Boy Problems” off her stellar 2015 release E-Mo-Tion

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Directed by Petra Collins, the video features cameos from Rookie magazine editor-in-chief Tavi Gevinson and crew bemoaning trifling boys and keeping each other accountable for even thinking about texting him. Following suit with Jepsen’s ‘80s synth sounds, the clip visually takes from that decade’s coming-of-age films bedroom aesthetic (think: Modern Girls; even Pretty in Pink). 

In a press release, Jepsen described that Collins had approached her about making a music video. "Out of the blue, Petra reached out to ask if she could make a video for her favorite track of the album-Boy Problems," Jepsen explained. "What she didn’t know is that I had been following her online via Instagram and other outlets for a while and had become a HUGE fan of her photographs and artwork. I think she has a very gifted eye for a refreshing look at youth and beauty and the way she plays with color always stands out to me."

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Watch the music video below.