Directed by Jonas Em of Emvision Productions (who also spearheaded the “Just A Game” clip), “Telephone Erotic” premieres this morning on Vanyaland, and you can watch it — with both hands under your desk — below. The track is the latest off Petty Morals’ new EP, Marked Women, which is out with a Vanyaland-presented release party January 2 at Great Scott in Allston.
And “Telephone Erotic” makes for a nice second chapter to “Just A Game.”
“The second time around, we had less time and less money, but it made for a lot of last minute unplanned fun, laughs, and amazingly spontaneous creativity,” writes the band to Vanyaland. “We literally story-boarded, planned and scheduled the shoot in a matter of weeks, and filmed it at Gallows Haüs in three freakin’ hours on [a] Sunday night. The only ‘plot’ we really had was a party scene in our space, with the six of us passing a phone around, and singing and dancing to the song (which is, duh, about phone sex).”
Most of it was a shot on the fly, including that dry fellatio scene in the background.
“Our friends came with props and booze and A+ acting and hilarity,” continue Petty Morals. “None of the extras were really scripted or choreographed, and the camera setup/lighting/shooting style/background ideas/etc. were all pulled together in the hour before we started filming. The video is one continuous shot, and I believe we did it in seven takes. Each take gave us new ideas and time to coordinate new funny crap in the background, and the spontaneity shows.”