Young women in fashion and entertainment — including Alexa Chung, supermodel Karen Elson, fashion blogger/Rookie author Tavi Gevinson and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham — are singing support for President Barack Obama’s women’s rights policies and asking women to vote for him. our editor recommends
All these women — and many more — are miming the words to Lesley Gore‘s classic 1964 hit “You Don’t Own Me.” The get-out-the-womens’-vote video was conceived by Sarah Sophie Flicker, a law school grad, filmmaker, and leader of New York’s The Citizens Band, a cabaret group that makes political statements.
Gore herself appears, explaining: “I recorded You Don’t Own Me in 1964 and it’s hard for me to believe, but we’re still fighting for the same things we were then. Yes, ladies, we’ve got to come together, get out there and vote, and protect our bodies. They’re ours. Please vote.”
Fashion editor Leith Clark also makes an appearance, along with singers Kate Nash, Barb Morrison, and Becky Stark, “Portlandia” star and Wild Flag rocker Carrie Brownstein, Lula editor Leith Clark, artist Miranda July, actors Zoe Kravitz, Rain Phoenix, Natasha Lyonne, and Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley.
Watch the video below: