It is definitely the greatest crotch-centric video to have made its way into your inbox over the past 24 hours (at least we hope):
An oddly compelling mixture of gross-out humor and bawdy, barroom imagery, it features the Sauce's A-Trak and Armand Van Helden attached to the nether regions of a pair of rather hirsute gentlemen out for a night on the town. It is very much the opposite of their blissed-out "Barbra Streisand" clip, which is fitting, given that it comes from the mind of director Keith Schofield, who is no stranger to making thoroughly, uh, out-there fare.
But, as he told MTV News on Tuesday (October 25), one day after "Wolf" spread like wildfire across the Web, even he was sort of amazed that this one got off the ground.
"I pitched Armand and A-Trak three ideas for it, and the crotch faces was the first idea I came up with. I thought it was pretty good but might be too out-there, but that was the one they went for from the get-go," Schofield explained. "When I first heard the song, the visual image that popped in my head was guys walking around the city with, like, massive c---s just kind of swinging around. And then I was like, trying to figure out how to turn that into something interesting that could go on TV, and that's where the head thing kind of popped up."
And though the simple fact Duck Sauce said "yes" to his idea was impressive, what really blew Schofield away was the duo's commitment once they arrived on set. Because, despite what you might think, "Big Bad Wolf" wasn't made by digitally adding Van Helden and A-Trak's heads to their respective actors' crotches in post-production. It was actually, amazingly, the opposite.
"We shot the whole video with Armand and A-Trak basically with their heads between the legs of these actors, and they were wearing these kind of green-screen bodysuits, so in post, we just removed their bodies," Schofield laughed. "Yeah, I don't even know if that's supposed to be out there, but that's why I couldn't believe they wanted to be the guys in the video! I mean, a couple days before we were about to shoot, I was telling them, 'You know, we can cast other guys for the roles.' I was trying to discourage them, like, 'It's not going to be fun. It's going to be two full days of you sitting on your knees, having a guy straddle you.'
"But they were totally into it. I think we all were," he continued. "I mean, every single point, it was like, 'Let's go as far as possible.' Because we were like, 'We're not going to make another crotch-face video, so we kind of have to do every idea we can think of.' "
Initial reaction to the "Wolf" video has been about what you'd expect: a mixture of shock, awe and absolute horror. Schofield has loved every minute of it, though, to be honest, he's sort of afraid of what his parents will have to say about the clip.
"My sister liked it. I haven't actually talked to my parents about it. They asked me about it, like, 'Oh, so what's the video about?' And I was like, 'Oh, it's about these guys, it's sort of hard to explain,' " he said. "Obviously, it's really easy to explain, but I guess I'll just wait to see them and see if they bring it up."
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