Jenny Lewis Skewers Her Child Star Past in ‘She’s Not Me’ Video
Jenny Lewis could've gone the literal route with the music video for her song "She's Not Me." Upon first listen, it's a wistful track that would do well paired with a video showcasing the differences between herself and her ex's new girlfriend. But Lewis has never been one for doing the expected, so she went a completely different route: she invoked her past a child actress, spoofing some of the roles she had as a kid.
In the video, Lewis references the comedy Troop Beverly Hills, the poster from the movie The Wizard and even an episode of The Golden Girls that she appeared in. She also enlisted the help of a few recognizable faces for the clip, because what's the point of fame if you can't force your friends to make cameos on your music videos? Zosia Mamet, Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Feist and Leo Fitzpatrick all play a part in parodying Lewis' former roles.
This isn't the first time Jenny's had the help of her famous friends in a music video. Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson all dressed in drag for Lewis' "Just One of the Guys" video, which made waves across social media last summer.
Lewis told BuzzFeed the video for "She's Not Me" is an exploration of her career over the years, saying, "The video is about former identities and incarnations of one’s self. It’s a super meta retrospective on my career.”
You can check out Jenny Lewis' video for "She's Not Me" above.
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