STAGE TUBE: HART OF DIXIE's Deborah S. Craig, BOOK OF MORMON's Jared Gertner and More in Satire 'Binders Full O B**ches'
Forty-Seven Percent Records, a division of Happy Panda Productions, have released a music video entitled "Black Romney: Binders Full O Bitches" in which "Black Romney", a rapper version of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, expresses his disinterest in a variety of human beings, such as the unemployed, homosexuals, single mothers, and many others. Created, written and directed by Asian-American actress and comedienne Deborah S. Craig (CW's "Hart of Dixie") and starring Burl Moseley, this piece of political satire also features cameos by Broadway performers Jared Gertner (currently starring in the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON), Haviland Stillwell and Erin Quill.
Watch it below!
Why portray Mitt Romney as a black gangsta rapper, you ask? "Gangsta Rap celebrates excess, crime and a hedonistic lifestyle," explains Craig. "To me, Mitt Romney is the ultimate gangsta rapper: flashing his money, success, affluence, elitism, materialism and generally his love of himself."
"What hip hop and rap give us, that other genres don't, is extravagance - aural and visual," adds co-producer Maureen Sebastian. "We're trying to hit home the boastful, excessive, many times misogynistic and arrogant aesthetic that we found fitting for a parody about Mitt Romney."
Deborah S. Craig is a writer, producer, director and award-winning actress. Her work has been featured on the homepage of Funnyordie.com where she is IMMORTAL, on HuffPo, Buzzfeed.com, TheBlush.com, ChannelAPA.com, IamKoream.com and Autostraddle.com. She has guest offended for YOMYOMF.COM and written for Comediva.com where she is a channel partner. As an actress, Ms. Craig is best known for originating the role of Marcy Park on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and for playing "Shelley Ng", on the CW's "Hart of Dixie". She is a certified yoga instructor, a classically trained pianist, the daughter of a Lutheran minister and a Korean American adoptee. For more, visit www.youtube.com/friendswithpandas or find her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DeborahSCraig.