Amanda Lepore is back with a gorgeous technicolor ode to old school diva glamour in which she struts down Hollywood Boulevard (lingering at Marilyn’s star), poses in a white Cadillac, rolls around a heart-shaped bath tub, talks dirty to a john, sings on a piano, reads tabloid trash about herself, and “shows off ‘the most expensive body on Earth.'” Buckle up, indeed, darlings, because you are going on the ride of your life!
“Buckle Up” is a joyful celebration of the carnivalesque, campy divahood that has defined Lepore’s brand and life. “It’s time to get a bit vulgar,” she sings unapologetically, reclaiming the word others would use to smear her. The viewer has no choice but to give in, and worship Lepore as the self-made sex icon she is. The video’s shameless audacity will feel classic to longtime fans, but for those less familiar, “Buckle Up” is a crash course in Amanda Lepore.
Says director Josef Jasso (who created the film with artist Zaebear):
“Amanda Lepore truly is the epitome of glamour and her dedication to it is utterly astounding.” says director Josef Jasso. “This film Zaebear and I created together, is a hyper stylized visual statement of the sensational life that she actually leads, over-the-top and wildly entertaining to watch. Collaborating with Zaebear was fantastic. He is an artist whose work I have admired for a long time. We have different aesthetics but our tastes are similar and I feel ‘Buckle Up’ is an excellent blend of those two signature styles to create one magical film.”