Dancing Midget Zombies

Many of you know that here in the northeastern United States we had a vicious little ice storm that resulted in prolonged power outages. Fortunately I was only without power for under 48 hours, which I never thought under 48 hours was good until I talked to people who went 72 hours or more! Anyway, I’ve been busy catching up, and that means hitting all my favorite celebrity gossip blogs. It was during this that I came across the headline “Dancing Midget Zombies” on Perez Hilton’s website. That title was enough to get me to check it out, and I assume it’s enough to get you to click in for my article.

The title is in reference to a music video Hilton was featuring from the female British rapper Lady Sovereign called “I Got You Dancing”. I’ve always kind of liked Lady Sovereign, her stuff reminds me of early hip hop music. (Technically she is part of the Grime genre of music, “a genre of urban music which first emerged in East London, England in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, dancehall, and hip hop.” according to Wikipedia.) I’ll admit, I was curious as to how a female British rapper was working the concept of dancing midget zombies into a music video. Then I watched it.

This reminded me that not everyone is a big of geek as myself. What Hilton thought was a dancing midget zombie video I rapidly realized was a pretty awesome take on the 1979 movie “The Warriors”. Not only is the song infectious in a good way, but whoever put the video together did a great job of incorporating loads of “The Warriors” references. Obviously Lady Sovereign and her dancers dressing up as the various gangs during the dance numbers is fun, but I’m thoroughly impressed by what an attractive Luther Lady Sovereign makes. (Luther is the character played by David Patrick Kelly who said the infamous line, “Warriors, come out to play!”)

Check out the trailer to get a hint at what I’m talking about.

See what I mean? Good stuff. Unfortunately I don’t know if/when “I Got You Dancing” will be out on CD, but the good news is that “The Warriors” is out on DVD now! Perhaps someone should buy a copy for Perez Hilton.