Team Unicorn, a group of lovely ladies promoting the existence of Gamer/Geek girls in the world, have come together to create a parody video of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.” This is just the start of what I would assume to be an ongoing collaboration of musical numbers, skits, and fun videos expressing the love of gamer/geek girls. The core group consists of Michele Boyd (The Guild), Clare Grant (Robot Chicken), Milynn Sarley, and Rileah Vanderbilt (Hatchet).
Their big hit debut, “G33k & G4m3r Girls” also known as the “Geek and Gamer Girls Song,” was directed by David Yarvo and premiered early September. Within a week, the music video gained over one million views on Break.com. With appearances by Seth Green (husband of Clare Grant), Stan Lee, and Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff, full nerdery was in order. Check out the awesome video after the break!
Lyrics – http://brk.to/gamergirlsong
Check out the HD version over at YouTube!
Controversy over the portrayal of true gamer/geek girls sparked from this video; with a target group of nerds, there was of course a nerd backlash. Some nerd outrage came from the fact that there were “hot chicks” fronting this group, which truly didn’t idealize real gamer/geek girls. I see their point, but in a way it is silly argument. I’m sure Team Unicorn didn’t mean to harm the personification of regular gamer/geek girls, but I don’t see anyone else trying to bring a positive light to girls who indulge in geekdom. Are people trying to label gamer/geek girls fat, lazy and unattractive? I highly doubt that is what they are saying, there are a fair share of attractive girl nerds out there too; take Jessica Nigri for instance, she is a very attractive anime/gamer girl.
If you want to get noticed and start off with a bang, why not bring in some attractive women who are known for some form of nerdery and grab the attention you want from the very beginning; and it seemed to have worked, didn’t it?
Of course it is a silly video to begin with, but that’s sort of the point. It was just something fun and people need to stop over analyzing things so much. I’m sure if they were better known women like Olivia Munn, Morgan Webb, Jessica Chobot and Alison Haislip doing the video the amount of nerd rage would be cut down considerably, even though they are still very attractive.
But for now, let’s just enjoy what we have and keep our minds open to the future of Team Unicorn.
Production Stills from the Team Unicorn Facebook page: