6:07pm PT by Shirley Halperin
Moby, Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Casting Gimps, Bikers, Naked Skaters for New Video
Moby is gearing up for a new album -- Innocents, due out in late September -- with plans to shoot a music video in Los Angeles on Aug. 10. His co-star for the clip? Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.
The electronic-pop pioneer posted on his website that they're holding an open call on Aug. 6, specifying that he and Coyne are looking for extras to play the following roles:
S&M gimp rhythmic gymnast: "someone who is good at the ribbon and stick thing," he elaborates in his signature all lowercase writing style. "preferably a male if such a thing exists. if not a women or girl with a flat chest."
Roller skating ghosts: "ideally people who also would be ok with taking off their costume and get naked but not obligatory rollerskating dance ability takes preference."
Obese bearded bikers in red Speedos, goth choir members and a punk rock brass band are also on the casting notice, along with roller skating ghosts and random party goers.
To assure visitors to his website, he ends the note with, "p.s-these are real requests."
Read the casting call in its entirety below:
so, this week in los angeles wayne coyne (from the flaming lips) and i are making a video for a song we've done together. and we need extras!
if you're interested please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org casting is tomorrow tuesday august 6th shooting august 10th in downtown la.
below are the extras we need, if you think you can help out:
a drunk king: guy with beard age 35-50
s&m gimp rhythmic gymnast: a rhythmic gymnast dressed in a leather s and m gimp costume complete with mask with a zipper mouth. someone who is good at the ribbon and stick thing. preferably a male if such a thing exists. if not a women or girl with a flat chest.
8 rollerskating ghosts: any gender. roller skaters not rollerbladers, ideally people who can roller dance and do a choreographed routine, perhaps a roller dance crew if such a thing exists. ideally people who also would be ok with taking off their costume and get naked but not obligatory rollerskating dance ability takes preference.
12 goth choir members: in their 20‘s mixed sex and ethnicity. don't have to be able to sing but need to lip synch and be able to move with a little it of rhythm as the choir will move their hands in unison. they should be goth. ideally they are comfortable with nudity.
2 obese bearded bikers in red speedos: pretty self explanatory there. need to be able to ride a motorcycle, ideally they have their own.
20 random party goers who are comfortable with nudity: all ages. freaky fun, people who are cool with dancing and getting naked. existing costumes and skills a plus like hula hoopers, crunk dancers various random talents, jugglers etc, trick rope twirlers, stuff of that weird talent show speciality nature a plus. comfortable with nudity is the main requirement here.
a punk rock brass brand: maybe this pre- exist in la? like a steam punk anarchistic brass band?
p.s-these are real requests..
Interested parties should head over to moby.com for additional info.