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WATCH: Is The Thai Drag Version Of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” Better Than The Original?

 

On the left, we have Thai drag queen Jenny and her pal Prince doing a spot-on re-creation of  Rihanna’s video for “We Found Love” (with Jenny as Ri-Ri, obvi).

On the right, we have the Hollywood-funded heavyweight version directed by Melina Matsoukas (who also helped the videos for “S&M,” “Hard” and “Rude Boy.” It features the real Rihanna and her Chris Brown-lookin’ beau, Dudley O’Shaughnessy.

Which one do you prefer? We’re #TeamBangkok.

 

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Feb 2, 2012
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  • 8 Comments
    • tookietookie
      tookietookie

      This mugly didn’t need to be redone. Watch Manila’s new video instead.

      Feb 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drew Jones
      Drew Jones

      The Thai version is definitely better!
      #TeamBangkok #TeamJoJo

      Feb 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott Gatz
      Scott Gatz · Queerty Editor

      Ok, I’m a geek. I synced the two up to play at the exact same moment in the song, and boy is it an amazing nearly shot for shot remake.

      Feb 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jessie James
      Jessie James

      Nice one. But copying is always easy.

      Feb 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BKK Princess
      BKK Princess

      It’s not just straight old copying…it’s parodying. The story shown is based on a recent photos which have come out in Thai press of a very famous Thai rock star showing him doing meth. It also has some really typical scenes if you know Bangkok or Thailand. Also the end bit in the car shows the best stream of Thai abuse and swearing I have ever heard!

      I think it is really sad actually..it shows a life that a lot of women have to live in Thailand, rather than the stereotypical Thai smile bs you too often see, or the equally horrific Thai prostitute / western man stereotype.

      BIG UPS GUYS! Keep em coming x

      Feb 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stevoj
      stevoj

      -_- the original… obvi

      Feb 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy
      Andy

      Rihanna’s is about drug addicts who think they’re in love. The Drag version is about lovers who think they’re drug addicts. Totally different videos, with totally different messages.

      Feb 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pin
      Pin

      Team bangkok for sure considered that their budget was just 3000 baht or about 100 us dollar.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 7:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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