DJ Duo Casts Annie Klebanoff As Boy Model in Video

Here’s what I knew about the DJ duo Flight Facilities a few days ago. Absolutely nothing. I’m starting to get to know them, though; we’re courting and I’ve developed feelings for them. I first heard of the group this weekend after Annie Klebanoff, one of the photographers on the set of a He Said/We Said shoot, sent me a link to their Crave You video. The song came out last summer, or maybe it was the summer before that. Still not sure about the exact release date, but definitely sure that I fell in love with their sound and then fell even more in love with the group when I saw that Annie was cast as the “boy model” in the video, which features a “lesbian crush” storyline.

The song’s lyrics pretty much sum up all of the femme crushes that I had in my 20s – “Why can’t you want me like the other boys do? They stare at me while I stare at you.”

The Flight Facilities website revealed little about the group. I searched on-line for Flight Facilities’ Wiki page only to find that it was taken down. Next step was to Google them. It appears that the Sydney duo is very mysterious and, according to other music lovers in the blogosphere, they aim to keep their identities hush hush. But all that doesn’t matter. If I want to chillax to their amazing tunes, I can visit their site, subscribe to their newsletter, download their remixes, etc. What I wanted to know more about was Annie’s experience as their boy model. Here’s what Annie had to say firsthand:

“The whole experience was quite personal to me.  I certainly knew I was tapping into a side of me that really wanted to climb trees, get dirty, and not have any curves at all.  Aesthetically speaking, it was all wonderfully transformative as well as refreshing to be a part of something that showcases a love story that we don’t usually get to see in our mainstream culture.  Overall, I’m just glad people are reacting and discussing their own interpretation of the whole thing.”

 

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4 Comments

  • Wow, even after everyone on the comments for the video on youtube debated the “boy’s” sex, I was sure it was a boy after watching closely. Annie’s got some muscle on her!

  • I dont think the songs about a lesbian crush though because the lyrics say
    That boy’s got my heart in a silver cage

    Let’s just stop and think, before I lose face
    Surely I can’t fall, into a game of chase
    Around his little finger, that boy has got me curled
    I try to reach out, but he’s in his own world
    This boy’s got my head tied in knots with all his games
    I simply want him more because he looks the other way

    Why can’t you want me like the other boys do?
    They stare at me while I stare at you
    Why can’t I keep you safe as my own?
    One moment I have you the next you are gone
    Rehearsed steps on an empty stage
    That boy’s got my heart in a silver cage
    Why can’t you want me like the other boys do?
    They stare at me while I crave you

    that mentions a boy as her crush

  • I’m happy you brought this up. First, I mentioned that the *video* features a “lesbian crush” storyline without referring to the song’s lyrics. However, that was just my interpretation of it given that they cast Annie in the video and Annie identifies as a female. In my interpretation, I did make assumptions about the *character’s* gender, which may be incorrect. Perhaps the group wanted the gender to ambiguous – maybe Annie was cast to play a straight cis-male, maybe a transgender man, maybe a masculine presenting gender-queer, maybe a masculine-of-center lesbian, etc.

    And, as far as the lyrics are concerned, is it boy or boi?

    The video is indeed mysterious, which makes the song mysterious, making the group even more mysterious. Goal achieved!

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