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October 11, 2010 1:39 PM   Subscribe

Ice Cream Truck, the newest video from Cazwell.

You maybe have seen his work, which focuses on gay and bisexual urban themes, on Logo. Other videos include: I Buy My Socks On 14th Street, I Seen Beyonce At Burger King, Watch My Mouth, and All Over Your Face.

Official website here.
posted by MaryDellamorte (33 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Happy National Coming Out Day!
posted by serazin at 1:47 PM on October 11, 2010


If you work for Fred Phelps or their ilk, so totally NSFW.
posted by ZaneJ. at 1:58 PM on October 11, 2010


Mercy.
posted by boo_radley at 1:58 PM on October 11, 2010


This is sorta gay. :D

(When I first read the post I read "Cazwell" as "Carvell" and got excited for a different reason.)
posted by mrgrimm at 2:15 PM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


A couple of years ago, I was working on a bit about a rapper who was "Straight outta Woostah." Once again proving he who hesitates is beaten to the punchline by reality.
posted by Eideteker at 2:29 PM on October 11, 2010


You can get onion rings at Burger King now?
posted by koeselitz at 2:35 PM on October 11, 2010


ZaneJ.: “If you work for Fred Phelps or their ilk, so totally NSFW.”

Actually, glancing over Cazwell's wiki page, apparently "All Over My Face" was banned by f'in LOGO. That's badass, folks.
posted by koeselitz at 2:39 PM on October 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Er – 'All Over Your Face' is the name of the song. Not that...
posted by koeselitz at 2:40 PM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ah yes this ice cream video. Never before has such a destroyer of abs been paired with such a gratuitous display of them. Not that I'm complaining or anything...
posted by msbutah at 2:48 PM on October 11, 2010


I don't think this song is really about ice cream.
posted by Diablevert at 3:11 PM on October 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


Amanda Lepore's video for Cotton Candy also features Cazwell, albeit as an actor.

(Full disclosure: a friend of mine directed this, as well as the video for I Seen Beyonce.)
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 3:17 PM on October 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


A couple of years ago, I was working on a bit about a rapper who was "Straight outta Woostah."

It's about time something interesting came out. Of Worcester. So to speak.
posted by hanoixan at 3:17 PM on October 11, 2010


This makes me feel fat and unattractive, just like all things.
posted by The Whelk at 3:18 PM on October 11, 2010


unremarkable david lachapelle ripoff minus the high production value.
forgettable music, too.
posted by krautland at 3:35 PM on October 11, 2010


When I wished that I could get "Peacock" out of my head this morning, I didn't mean you should remind me of "Ice Cream Truck".
posted by Solon and Thanks at 3:52 PM on October 11, 2010


I prefer ice-cream.
posted by The Whelk at 3:56 PM on October 11, 2010


koeselitz: "You can get onion rings at Burger King now?"

This is probably the biggest discrepancy between "can" and "should" in the known universe.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 4:08 PM on October 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I love the cheesy spectacle of Cazwell, who represents a sort of fun queer reading of Eminem without the whiny, self-involved 8-mile dickness of the actual Marshall Mathers. Heck, he even made me love Amanda Lepore (as cited above), who I'd found completely horrifying before and who I now enjoy as "that Cotton Candy lady."

Thankya for the heads-up!
posted by sonascope at 4:23 PM on October 11, 2010


Oh my goodness, the ass at 0:43 of the Ice cream video. Oh my!
*fans self*
posted by msali at 5:29 PM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hooray! I'm in gaybreakupland and so need this right about now! Had heard of Cazwell but never deigned to actually check him out. Fun! Thanks.
posted by yellowbinder at 7:42 PM on October 11, 2010


Watching that video, I wasn't sure if the target was gay men or straight women, or maybe both. Looking at his site and his wikipedia article, I still can't tell. His association with Lepore and Gaga suggest gayer than springtime, but you never know. Could anyone clear that up for me?
posted by dead cousin ted at 8:17 PM on October 11, 2010


Watching that video, I wasn't sure if the target was gay men or straight women, or maybe both. Looking at his site and his wikipedia article, I still can't tell. His association with Lepore and Gaga suggest gayer than springtime, but you never know. Could anyone clear that up for me?

Yes, I can clear this up for you.

There's no excuse or justification for usage of the word gay as an epithet, signifier of something being stupid, weird, uncomfortable, un-masculine. or less than desirable. However, there are some instances where the usage of the word is not only acceptable, but crystalline in it's appropriateness as a descriptor, and able to be used without the slightest hint of value judgement, political subtext, or derogatory inference. This is one of those instances.

That video is Gay.
posted by billyfleetwood at 8:37 PM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was really looking to know if Cazwell is gay and if his music is gay-related. I kinda have a feeling he is, but you never know.
posted by dead cousin ted at 8:50 PM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cazwell is openly gay.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:57 PM on October 11, 2010


If he's not gay, there is no gay.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:09 PM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I could be imagining things but I actually think there may be a subtext to this video. I'm having some trouble working out exactly what it is.
posted by Decani at 1:00 AM on October 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cazwell isn't gay, he's just ~*fierce*~.

And gay.
posted by cruelshoes at 2:34 AM on October 12, 2010


Thanks, MaryDellamorte. I was only wondering given the similar level of eroticism and sometimes homosexuality in gagas videos. so it had me wondering. these videos are exceptional, btw.
posted by dead cousin ted at 2:35 AM on October 12, 2010


Could anyone clear that up for me?

Let me think about that for about eight bars
posted by Thomas Tallis is my Homeboy at 6:03 AM on October 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


koeselitz: "You can get onion rings at Burger King now?"

This is probably the biggest discrepancy between "can" and "should" in the known universe.


Heh. I was going to say "Now? Aren't onion rings the whole point of Burger King? They were 30 years ago."

And then I did anyway.
posted by mrgrimm at 7:16 AM on October 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


hey, my last name is caswell, he took my DJ name
posted by tehloki at 1:34 PM on October 12, 2010


You have to have a gay dance- off now to settle the score.
posted by The Whelk at 2:14 PM on October 12, 2010


I keep thinking about this thread and how not a single homophobic thing has been said here. Not that metafilter is usually some hotbead of homophobia, but on the other hand, I think even a year ago this thread would have gotten some dumb comments. Maybe the mods came and cleaned some stuff up? Or maybe there's another cultural shift. Optimistically, I kinda think the latter.
posted by serazin at 1:07 PM on October 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


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