Neko Case was already a personal feminist hero of mine — “DON’T PEGGY OLSON ME, MOTHERFUCKERS!” — but she and Kelly Hogan are officially my feminist (super)heroes thanks to this video for their hilarious teen fanboy send-up These Aren’t The Droids.
Case, wearing a Spock uniform and a Princess Leia wig, and Hogan — in full Chewbacca — are singing to Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, The Office) from the not-so-distant future, a future designed, shudder, by comic book-worshipping dudes: “So now we’re here in 2091 and it looks like a permanent Comic-Con/Because there’s robots and aliens from every realm/And all the dudes are psyched but we’re kind of underwhelmed.”
“WELCOME TO THE FUTURE LADIES! BOR-ING!”
Then these badass babes are all like, “Fuck you guys and your sexist silver space treehouse” and call for a revolution to their “hairless post-apocalyptic constitution — which is, let’s face it, basically Maxim.” They propose we women redesign a (better-smelling) future with no waxing or shaving and baskets of kittens everywhere and GUNS THAT SHOOT FEELINGS. A future in which “girl power is an actually fuel source with zero carbon footprint.” A future in which a cougar is an animal “that eats you whole and poops you out on a rock.”
YES PLEASE. Where do I sign up?
These Aren’t The Droids is included on 2776: A Millennium of American Asskickery, a comedy compilation album featuring contributions from over 80 artists, including Patton Oswalt, Yo La Tengo, Ed Helms, Andrew W.K., Ira Glass, Aimee Mann, Margaret Cho and tons more. Proceeds from the album support OneKid OneWorld, an organization that assists communities in developing nations with providing education.