Four years back, it was the Obama Girl who declared to have a crush on Obama by releasing a racy video on YouTube just in time for his presidential bid. This time, an Obama Boy has stepped forth to pay a tribute to the president for his historic support for the same-sex marriage.
With just four months left in the presidential election, the new video that surfaced this week features an underdressed guy, Justin Brown, singing his crush song for Obama. The video written and produced by a New York filmmaker, John Duarte, is inspired by the president’s stance to support gay marriages and the “Obama Girl” video that created a sensation in 2008.
"Hey, Barry, it's me," Justin Brown, who acts as the Obama Boy says at the beginning of the new video. "Way Back in 2008, you just couldn't relate," Brown sings, referring to the “Obama Girl” video. "Your evolution. You're my solution. I put down my Prop. 8 sign. Now I'm gonna make you mine. Progressive, caring and kind, cuz I gotta a crush on Obama."
The Obama Boy dances on subway train poles, shoots hoops and eats corndogs. "Gay marriage will soon be the norm; it makes me shiny and warm," he sings. "You support me unlike the right; you're my rainbow colored knight."
Producer Durant said he got a text message from his gay friend to tune into ABC and see the president openly supporting gay rights. "It's a cool feeling to see your friends feeling like they are getting a voice and not being discriminated against."
Durant then convinced his friend, Justin Brown, who is an actor and comedian in NYC, to croon to the president through this three-and-a-half-minute-long music video. Brown is straight, by the way. "It was fun to do, it was fun to make, but it also had to be said," Brown, 28, said, adding that it was their way of telling the president that "we support you on your decision to support their decision."
Brown further said that one of his gay friends in Connecticut postponed his wedding until the gay marriage was legalized in the state. He was later on killed in a road accident. ''It hurt me that he wasn't able to get married earlier,'' Brown said. ''For me, it's almost like paying homage to him.''
The “Obama Boy” video has succeeded in creating hype and recapturing the spirit of the “Obama Girl” video that led to more than 25 million views in 2008. The Obama Girl says she’s “not as excited” about Obama running for a second term.