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Taylor Swift “Safe & Sound” – Gay Parody
My song parodies have proven to be my most successful videos in terms of getting a lot of views, so it’s only fitting that I start off 2012 with a one of those! I’ve chosen to spoof Taylor Swift’s Safe and Sound (featuring Civil War) which I’ve called Tight and Round. The original song is a lovely ballad that is part of the soundtrack to the upcoming film adaptation of the trilogy “The Hunger Games”, which makes it even more hilarious to turn it into something kind of dirty… and gay. You know, my specialty!
It’s about a guy (me) who notices another guy with an incredible butt as he walks down the street… and an obsession ensues. My friend Brendan James Boyd was my co-star (and co-cameraman) and he constructed his own bubble butt out of synthetic foam – what a talented guy!
I can’t stress enough that when I do a parody, it’s not meant to be a negative thing toward the subject/person/song. I only do parodies of videos or songs (or singers) that I actually like (although judging by some of the comments I get from new viewers, you’d think I just beat up their own child or something).
And as usual, a song parody falls under the Fair Use law, which is why I’m able to do this kind of thing on YouTube. I did use music that was remade by someone else though, so I didn’t actually use any audioof Taylor Swift’s actual song (or visuals for that matter). I’ll be writing more about copyright issues in future blog posts, but I have some previous ones about stricter copyright rules on YouTube and what’s ok (or not ok) when it comes to uploading a video of someone else.
Oh, and if you liked my rendition, you can actually get an extended version on iTunes!