Artists Against Fracking's Celebrity-Studded "Don't Frack My Mother" Video

By Elizabeth Thompson


Remember that awesome "You Don't Own Me" video from a few months back, in which every female artist you've ever daydreamed about being best friends with told the GOP to keep their mitts of their bodies? The team behind it -- Sarah Sophie Flicker, Tennesse Thomas, Maximilla Lukacs and Rebecca Fernandez -- are back with a new video for Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon's Artists Against Fracking, a non-profit putting pressure on Governor Cuomo not to allow fracking for gas in upstate New York. Above, check out a video featuring a ton of celebrities who have joined the anti-fracking cause, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cat Power, Susan Sarandon, Carrie Fisher, Ben Lee and Ione Skye, Cibo Matto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melissa Auf der Maur, Fred Armisen, Mark Ronson, Penn Badgley, Zoe Kravitz and, of course, Yoko Ono herself, singing along to a song titled, "Don't Frack My Mother." Flicker tells us that these videos take about a month to put together, and that though she and Thomas shared the responsibility of getting in touch with folks to participate, she didn't have personal connections to most of them: "I love that I don't know a bulk of the people. It's always fun to see celebrities and people I've admired from afar be part of one of these projects, but I find it especially inspiring to see someone who none of us know send in a really committed and brave performance." If Reggie Watts' interlude isn't committed and brave, we don't know what is. 

Partial list of participants:
Adrian Grenier
Alana Amram
Alex Wallman
Alexa Chung
Alix Brown
Ami Sioux
Ana Calderon
Andy Marlow
Ariana Delawari
Arjun Gupta
Au Revoir Simone
Audrey Reynolds
Avi Taylor
Ben Lee 
Carrie Fisher
Cat Pierce
Chapin Sisters
Charlotte Kemp Muhl
Charmaine Joseph
Christian Owens
Cibo Matto
Cole Alexander
Cornelia Livingston
Costanza Theodoli-Braschi
Daniel Pinchbeck
Devendra Banhardt + Ana Kras
Diane Birch
Elliot + Natalie Bergman
Emily Caldwell
Eric Schmalenberger
Fiona Byrne
Fred Armison
Hannah Metz
Heather Porcaro
Illy + Nikolai Fraiture
Invisible Familiars
Io Bottoms + Family
Ione Skye
Jamie Quiroz
Jen Cohn + Mickey
Jeff Palmiotti
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Josh Fox
Juan Cortes
Kate Sekules + Bea
Kiki Kannibal
Lauren Shirreffs
Lindsey Wixson
Liv Tyler
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Marco Argiro
Mark Ronson
Melissa Auf der Maur
Melissa Coker
Melissa Maiellano
Michael Cavadias
Michael Skolnik
Mickey Sumner
Molly Crabapple
Natasha Lyonne
Nels Cline
Pat Sansone
Penn Badgley
Rain Phoenix
Raviv Ullman
Reggie Watts
Ruby Karp
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Sarah Sophie Flicker & Arrow
Sean Lennon
Sophia Knapp
Superhuman Happiness
Susan Sarandon
Tahryn Smith
Tennessee Thomas
William Berman
Yoko Ono
Zoë Kravitz

Bands Involved:
The Strokes
Wild Belle
Chapin Sisters
Citizens Band
Hole
The Like
Au Revoir Simone
Cibo Matto

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