Pussy Riot celebrate the vagina in lyrical riposte to Trump

Song Straight Outta Vagina inspired by the idea that female sexuality is bigger than any populist megalomaniac

Pussy Riot have released a song celebrating the vagina, in an unashamed feminist riposte to Donald Trump and his boast that when he meets beautiful women he grabs them by the pussy.

The Russian punk bands latest video Straight Outta Vagina, released on Tuesday, features Pussy Riots Nadya Tolokonnikova wearing white clerical robes and trademark balaclava, plus a chorus line of men and women sitting in toilet cubicles and standing at urinals. There is also an inflatable duck.

In typically provocative style, the video includes the lyrics: If your vagina lands in prison, then the whole worlds going to listen. And: Dont play stupid, dont play dumb, vaginas where youre really from.

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Nadya Tolokonnikova.

Tolokonnikova said she recorded the song in February with the US musician, guitarist and producer Dave Sitek, whom she described as one of the biggest feminists Ive ever met. The video was shot in Los Angeles.

Tolokonnikova said Sitek was inspired by her phrase: Does your vagina have a brand?. So it made total sense to write a song which celebrates [the] vagina with him, she said.

This song could be considered an answer to Trump. But I believe the idea of powerful female sexuality is much bigger than any populist megalomaniac man Vagina is bigger than Trump.

Pussy Riot are expected to release two more videos commenting on both US and Russian politics as the band respond to the growing influence of populism and nationalism.

Tolokonnikova said the spread of patriarchal and misogynist ideas was akin to sexually transmitted disease. Politicians are praising strong leadership. Trump openly supports the authoritarian methods of Vladimir Putin. And its scary. Its not the world in which I want to live.

Tolokonnikova is no longer working creatively with Pussy Riot co-founder Masha Alyokhina, who is currently touring with the Belarus Free Theatre.

The pair spent 16 months in a Russian jail following their anti-Putin punk prayer in Moscows Christ the Saviour Cathedral. A third Pussy Riot member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, who was convicted alongside them, was freed early on probation and her sentence suspended.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/25/pussy-riot-donald-trump-straight-outta-vagina

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