Aubrie Sellers isn’t buying anything that ‘Magazines’ are selling nowadays—in fact, she’s mocking their sensationalized nature in part one of her new video series for her latest released tracks.
Portraying a revived version of the 1955 classic film, Funny Face, Sellers gets all dolled up to look the Audrey Hepburn part that celebrity culture believes all women should follow. Satirically singing about the fastest ways to shed a few pounds and getting famous off of, well, not having a brain, the country singer rocks viewers with her metaphorical slap-in-the-face toward how she really feels about society’s standards.
“I was inspired by these old films to take the female characters and modernize them and rewrite these stories with some girl power,” said Sellers in a press release. “On my debut album, I wrote a lot about women and their roles in society…it’s something that I think about a lot and will probably continue to write about on my next album.”
Not allowing for gossip to swallow her up as the next scandalous victim, Sellers makes her point in a subtle progression throughout the cinematic clips while admiring the stronger and savvy women of the past in her own parodied display. Although media may be creating a toxic set of rules for all young women to follow, Sellers just uses the shredding of a guitar throughout “Magazines” to prove that pretty isn’t always as pretty as you think.
Her next showcasing of her album with “Paper Doll” will feature another video inspired by the 1953 movie, Cat Women of the Moon, in which she’ll musically call out some of the one-dimensional personalities she’s come across during her time in the industry.
The video for “Magazines” is available to view now as part one in her series, followed by “Paper Doll” to come out as part two on Friday, August 18.