Lena Dunham Directs Campy and Queer New Music Video for Bleachers

Lena Dunham Directs Campy and Queer New Music Video for Bleachers

This colorful wedding does not end well.

This colorful wedding does not end well.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff didn't have to go too far to find the director for his next music video. For "Don't Take the Money," he enlisted his longtime girlfriend, Lena Dunham (the woman behind Girls). The resulting product is colorful, crazy, and a little queer.

Dunham makes a perfect choice for another reason; the song is about her. In an Instagram post announcing the track's release, Antonoff wrote, "specifically in don't take the money i'm talking about my relationship. verses go through the past, pre is an explosive fight and the chorus is that moment when you hit rock bottom and everything is clear. you know that feeling? when you've tried your best to destroy yourself and someone else but it's too strong to be destroyed? when you've tried to fling you a your partner out of an emotional window but you keep landing in heaven? that's when it's all clear."

The video sees Antonoff getting married, except not to his girlfriend, but to a very androgynous looking woman—or well, an androgynous model wearing a white wedding dress. Actress Alia Shawkat proceeds over the ceremony, until an ex-lover returns. From there, it's all down hill.

Watch the very bizarre, but incredibly fun music video below.

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