For all of you out there who haven’t fully explored the art of creatively shaking your ass, Big Freedia (pronounced “FREE-da,” like a feminine Frito), the “undisputed” Queen Diva of Bounce Music, is here to set you, uh, straight. She’s dropping a new bounce-music video, “Excuse,” that breaks down the finer points of jiggling your badunkadunk. Beyoncé, watch out, girl!
Of course, Bounce is far from a new music genre and Freedia is hardly a new name in the Bounce or “Sissy Bounce” queer sub-genre. Originating in New Orleans, Bounce is a high-energy variation of hip-hop typically characterized by uber-sexual lyrics, call and response, whistling… and lots of booty-clapping. Basically it’s what our family reunions are like.
Besides a couple of moves we’re going to test out in the bedroom, we learned several things from the clip, including:
The clip is sponsored by Toyota’s Scion AV project, which is actually doing some pretty cool cultural shit that doesn’t seem impregnated and undermined by obnoxious product placement. Another example: this gaytastic when-the-desert-meets-the-dance-floor wonderfulness.