Watch: Mannequin Pussy share ‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion’-inspired video for new single ‘Perfect’

Their forthcoming EP 'Perfect' drops on May 21

Philadelphia punk outfit Mannequin Pussy are gearing up for their forthcoming EP, Perfect, on May 21st, and today they’ve shared a video for the collection’s title track.

“Last year, I found myself spending more time on my phone than I ever had in my life… I realized that through years of social media training, many of us have grown this deep desire to manicure our lives to look as perfect, as aspirational as possible,” vocalist and guitarist Missy explains. “We want to put ourselves out there, share our lives, our stories, our day to day – and these images and videos all shout the same thing: ‘Please look at me, please tell me I’m so perfect.’ It’s simultaneously a declaration of our confidence but edged with the desperation that seeks validation from others.”

The accompanying video, which was directed by Missy, is inspired by the campy Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, and it chronicles a 10-year reunion at Sugarbush High. From opening with three pregnant former classmates to some extravagant, kitschy students-turned-drag-queen glamour, this fun-loving clip is a must-watch.

Watch the video for “Perfect” below.