Friday, January 16, 2009

Naughty Girl

Song: Naughty Girl
Artist: Mr. G
Album: Naughty Girl (Summer Heights High)

For the last month and a half I have been enjoying an Australian TV show that was acquired and played on HBO. Oddly, the network didn’t seem to promote the show as much as the majority of their programming, and I just happened to be lucky to catch the first episode, and subsequently the entire series. Since its start, and liking the show more and more as it went on, I found friends that were also watching this crazy series which I am certain will be known as a cult classic.

The show is set in an Australian high school and shot in a mock-documentary style a-la “Waiting For Guffman,” “Best in Show,” and “This is Spinal Tap.” It was written and stars actor Chris Lilley, who plays three very different characters. An effeminate music/drama teacher named Mr. G, a young delinquent named Jonah Takalua, and a spoiled female student named Ja’mie King. He is SO good and different as the three characters it’s pretty wild.

The Mr. G character is putting on a musical he wrote once he was inspired by a student that overdosed on ecstasy. Check this out:

Well, the final show in the episode is rather insane, but even MORE insane is the fact that a remix of the show’s song “Naughty Girl” actually charted in Australia. And even MORE insane is the fact that I totally love it. It’s actually a rather good dance song, and the irony of a thumping club track that has gotten a lot of play in that country about the dangers of ecstasy just tracks me up. It HAS to be heard.

Since the song did so well, they made a music video comprised of fans of the show performing the song to the camera. Very You-tube like. It’s hysterical, but also a little disconserning given a lot of children are singing lines like, “she’s a slut and she knows it.”

Check it out:

If you can I highly recommend checking this series out. It’s hysterical!!!


Ja’mie King

Jonah Takalua

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