Oh, Anna Kendrick, is there nothing you can’t do? Hold your own with George Clooney. Rise above sparkly vampires. Turn the beat around with your red cups. Charm us with your Tweets. And now master K-pop. Look, I’ll confess to knowing very little about K-pop, except the small energetic snippets I’ve seen and heard. The video features real-life K-pop girl group f(x), which features a mix of South Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese and Asian-American members. What I particularly like about it is these young women and their “foreigness” aren’t the butt of the jokes. It’s Anna’s unfamiliarity and clumsiness that are being laughed at instead. Score one for non-stereotypical Asian representation. Also, who doesn’t love a good diarrhea joke?
p.s. Does short-haired, deep-voiced f(x) member Amber ping anyone else? Just checking.