From “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to “SNL’s” “Waking Up With Kimye,” The Kanye West parodies keep coming, though we certainly hope this one is received more warmly than Kimmel’s.
Less than a week after West premiered his buzzworthy naked-Kim Kardashian-on-a-motorcycle video for the “Yeezus” cut “Bound 2,” actors James Franco and Seth Rogen have put their own spin on the clip. Titled “Bound 3,” the video follows the Kanye clip, almost exactly, with Franco playing ‘Ye and Rogen as his Kim. That means viewers get treated to a topless Rogen, back hair and all. And yes, Franco and Rogen do make out.
Prior to the video, the following message flashes onscreen: “While on the set of their movie, ‘The Interview,’ James Franco & Seth Rogen felt inspired to recreate their favorite new video. Shot. For. Shot.”
Are they trying to say something profound about the Kanye video, like its depiction of women or use of technology? Was Kanye trying to say something profound (or anything at all) in the first place? Are they just trying to have a laugh? Are mens’ tye-dye shirts making a comeback?
The original video, directed by Nick Knight (who also worked “Black Skinhead”), featured West straddling his fiancé as the two travelled through greenscreened Arizona scenery via motorcycle.