These Ladies Bring Catchy Beats and Handclaps To A Song About Periods And It’s GOOD

A comedy music video about getting your period….surprise!


FIELD NOTES FROM THE FUNNY OR DIE STAFF

There are so many parody music videos out there on the Internet, but there aren’t enough that come from women celebrating or making fun of (and thus demystifying) biological aspects of their lives that — shockingly — some humans on the planet cannot wrap their heads around. Sadly, misinformation and fear around menstruation isn’t just the kind of thing dumb dudes make dumb comments on: period shaming can be a symptom of extremely serious abuse and human rights concerns.

That’s just one reason why we appreciate this song from Kami Dimitrova & Angela Palladino, a pair of talented NYC comedians who have channeled 90s hip hop, Rachel Bloom, and Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell (who were in turn channeling Beastie Boys but we need to continue with the article ffs) to make light of Aunt Flo, all her insane demands, and the fact that women lead busy lives and don’t always remember when it’s their period. Shot with a combination of in-studio, high-speed, slo-mo awesomeness and real-world locations around NYC, “Surprise! It’s Your Period” has lots of catchy breakdowns, handclaps, and plenty of style.

If you want to sing along, we went ahead and transcribed the lyrics.

INTRO
Angie P…
Kami D…
NYC…

VERSE ONE
We grabbing some drinks from the coffee stand.
Two coffees, please.
Here, we’ll give you a hand.

What if we get something extra to eat?
Maybe a donut, is that enough grease?
There’s dollar-slice pizza right next door.
Maybe there’s even some scraps on the floor.
The hunger is endless, no food is enough.
I would literally eat anything right now.

HOOK
Surprise! It’s your period
Surprise! It’s your period
Date night, birthday, vacay, your period
Forgot we had a uterus
What are we to do with this
Oooh… it’s your period.

BRIDGE
Lining, lining, uterine lining
Shedding for a week while the world is unwinding (x2)

VERSE TWO
Every single day I’m a superstar
Except for that one day when my period starts
Picky, primpy, and I got that bacne
Woke up feeling grumpy, boobies feeling lumpy

A luxury tax for the tampons we need
Ain’t nothing lux bout the fact that we bleed
It’s a vicious cycle that never ends
Well, it does end, but that comes later

HOOK
Surprise! It’s your period
Surprise! It’s your period
Date night, birthday, vacay, your period
Forgot we had a uterus
What are we to do with this
Oooh… it’s your period.

BRIDGE
Lining, lining, uterine lining
Shedding for a week while the world is unwinding (x2)

VERSE THREE
You think I don’t know that it’s 28 days?
Bitch I just got so much shit on my plate
Got a lot going on, it gets lost in the shuffle
Gimme that truffle

See? Even when you’re on the pill
It’s hard to keep track of the blood that’ll spill
Put a tamp in my twat, saddle up cotton pony
Paul Revere where you at, the Red Coats are coming!

HOOK
Surprise! It’s your period
Surprise! It’s your period
Date night, birthday, vacay, your period
Forgot we had a uterus
What are we to do with this
Oooh… it’s your period.

BRIDGE
Lining, lining, uterine lining
Shedding for a week while the world is unwinding (x2)

This menstruation bop comes to you from Kami Dimitrova & Angela Palladino.

CREDITS:

Written & Performed by: Kami Dimitrova & Angela Palladino
Director: Tracy Soren
Director of Photography: Ty Ebata
Produced by: Kami Dimitrova, Angela Palladino, Lauren Tegtmeyer
Featuring: KK Apple, Arya Govil, Jenny Gorelick, Stacy Hayashi, Addie Weyrich, Ann Marie Yoo, Anya Volz, Bethany Nicole Taylor, Brittany Lee MacDonald, Ginny Sanborn, Izzy Stanish, Lani Harms, Lauren Clark, Lili Michelle, Raquel Palmas, Emmett Walsh, Jon Bershad
Editor: Ty Ebata
Music Producer: Douglas Widick
Engineer: Troy Mitchell
Production Managers: Maggie Schwartz, Emmett Walsh
Production Assistants: Izzy Stanish, Dmitry Shein
Special Thanks: Firelight Studio, 929Media


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Published at Thu, 16 May 2019 12:00:00 +0000

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