A hardcore porn video version of Girls‘ ‘Lust For Life’ single has been leaked onto the internet.
According to frontman JR White, the video was a “reactionary thing” to the band’s label Matador‘s insistence that they make a clean edit of the promo film. The XXX version of the video, which is not safe for work and is not suitable for children, features full-frontal nudity and cross-dressing.
Speaking to Pedestrian.tv, White explained that he was annoyed that the XXX version of the video was canned in favour of ‘Lust For Life’‘s official clip.
“That’s not even the hardcore XXX version, it got cut,” he explained. “I’m kind of upset it didn’t get put out, actually.”
However, the XXX edit has now been leaked online and is currently being hosted by Mbvmusic.com. White commented that he thinks it is unlike any other music promo video ever made.
“Well, yeah, there’s a gay porn version we were really pushing for that was incredible,” he explained about the clip. “Nothing like anything anyone else has ever put out before, but at the same time it’s really beautiful, about two people who love each other. And we’re from San Francisco, so it’s not a surprise to us.”
He stated that the video was made largely as a joke, though the band wanted it to look “pretty in the end”.
White also revealed that Girls‘ touring guitarist quit the band mid-way through their European tour, a move that has led to a further line-up shuffle for the group.
“We’re getting a whole new band with a new drummer and everything. We have four days of rehearsals and it’s been going really strangely. Going from a band you’ve played with for eight months and having done two tours with, it’s a pretty scary proposition a whole new band.”