Anime – Various
Song – Maurice Chevalier – Thank Heaven For Little Girls
Completed February 2008
Premiered March 22, 2008
Inspiration for this one I blame on a combination of the movie Wag the Dog and NPR’s radio game show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. Adam was soliciting adult AMVs for Anime Boston’s new contest/showing the same week as the song “Sixteen Going On Seventeen” from The Sound Of Music came up in reference to Jamie Lynn Spears on WWDTM, which reminded me of the scene in Wag the Dog that “Thank Heaven For Little Girls” was used in a political attack ad. And my brain ran with it.
My goal was to take as much out of context as possible to make the series used look downright dirty, but I wasn’t having much luck until I borrowed the notorious Kodomo no Jikan and Moetan from a friend who will remain nameless to protect them (a sufficient bribe, though… 🙂 ).
The song I actually have on CD, as I liked the original movie (Gigi, which won 9 Oscars, including Best Picture in 1958), and stumbled on the soundtrack in a secondhand CD shop a few years ago.
Technically simple, the goal was “tell the joke, get the laugh, get out before it gets old,” and I think it succeeds at doing that.
I’m releasing this under a different studio name from my normal one, as I do use Honou Productions for more than just AMVs occasionally, and though it’s not outright hentai, it’s sufficiently out of the PG-13 range into R that it’s not hosted on AnimeMusicVideos.org, but on a very generous ngsilver’s server.
Anime Boston 2008 – Finalist (H competititon)
Tekkoshocon VI (2008) – Finalist (R competition)