Beach Bunny - Prom Queen (Official Music Video)

Published 2018-12-31
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lili trifilio
matt henkels
jonathan alvarado
aidan cada

story by: lili trifilio and matt gehl
directed by: matt gehl and brandon hoeg
cinematography by: brandon hoeg
producer: will ackerman
1st ad: gianna capra
production design/costumes: taylor truskowski
hair/makeup: colleen dow
gaffer: vincent prochoroff
key grip: liv kruisinski
grip: eileen cook
grip: miranti urbanigrum
grip: josh noll
grip: sam aidan johnson
grip: elijah gray
grip: tommy mcnamara
electric: alexander han
1st ac: max rood
2nd ac: tom ciszewski
lili's portrait photograph: forestt strong lafave
production assistant: ryan stella

prod/post sound, intro song: brett rossiter
color: sam howells
editor: marcus aubin
titles: mike coleman

special thanks to world's largest laundromat, depaul university, kal moy and the chicago parks district

All Comments (21)
  • Beach Bunny
    Since this video is blowing up I feel the need to address something. I wrote this song for every person out there that has felt insecure, unloved, or unhappy in their own skin - it is in no way meant to glamorize, encourage, or promote eating disorders, body hatred, or body shaming in any form. The lyrics are a criticism on modern beauty standards and the harmful effects beauty standards can have on people - I wrote this song from a female's perspective as I myself have dealt with insecurities and done unhealthy things in my past to live up to the American beauty standard - but this song is meant for everyone. You are worthy of love, you are beautiful just the way you are, and beauty is a social construct - please don't harm your health or well being to live up to these invented expectations, it is not worth risking your life over. You are already a Prom Queen, you are already enough. (also for people upset that this is blowing up on tic-tok I want as many people to hear this message as possible, this message is so important - especially for younger people growing up in the social media generation which has made this issue even more prominent)
  • Quinn Corbin
    You ever just deep dive into the internet and find bomb ass music that you 100% vibe with?!?

    Me too
  • bry💌
    “i’ve been starving myself, carving skin until my bones are showing.”
    hurts even more when you can relate to the lyrics.
  • Darth-Loser
    I was a teen in the 90s. This song feels like that. Gives me the warm fuzzies.
  • Uncertain Learner
    I know this song is likely aimed towards girls but as a guy who has low self-esteem and has body and facial image issues I can fully relate to this. Like I wish I was as attractive as those dreamy, handsome, and fit men you see in media (animated, fictional, or real) which leads to me constantly feeling inferior around guys who are more attractive than me and it makes me feel queasy and even teary-eyed if I think about it too much.
  • The first time i listen this song,i litteraly cried because i recognized myself so much in those lyrics.I feel so ugly and disgusting.
    I won't say that i'm getting bullied but some of my classmates already told me that i was fat.
    I wanted to thank you for making this song,it never fails to make me smile 💖
  • Bal
    Honestly this is the reason i love beach bunny they actually write songs about how people care or think about themselves
  • Levi Rosenlieb
    I love her voice. Really fits the music and just sounds awesome
  • Alex
    I just cry when I see myself in the mirror I say why I'm not as beautiful as them ..
  • Bee
    "our bodies dont define us, they're just temporary"
    -melanie martinez
  • summer lou
    duele más cuando es tu misma madre la que te dice que tienes que bajar de peso porque ella a diferencia tuya a tu edad tenía un cuerpazo y la cinturita pequeña, que jamás tuvo estrías ni celulitis, se me forma un nudo grandísimo en la garganta cada que escucho esta canción, pero juro que voy a hacer lo que sea y seré más delgada que ella cuando joven, mi esfuerzo valdrá la pena
  • Takya Johnson
    I am so proud of the progress i have made because i remember crying on my bathroom floor listening to this song on repeat, but now i can cry tears of joy
  • Max Berkowitz
    The choreography and direction of this video is top notch. Super professional and talented cuts and editing. Song is awesome as well!
  • I sang this at my school talent show in a crop top and skinny Jean's. I'm a size 12.... I got some weird looks. but I won.💅🏻
  • Lyrics:

    Shut up, count your calories
    I never looked good in mom jeans
    Wish I was like you
    Blue-eyed blondie, perfect body

    Maybe I should try harder
    You should lower your expectations
    I'm no quick-curl barbie
    I was never cut out for prom queen

    If I get more pretty
    Do you think he will like me?

    Disect my insecurities
    I'm a defect, surgical project
    It's getting hard to breathe
    There's plastic wrap in my cheeks

    Maybe I should try harder
    You should lower your beauty standards
    I'm no quick-curl barbie
    I was never cut out for prom queen

    If I'm pretty, will you like me?
    They say "Beauty makes boys happy"
    I've been starving myself
    Carving skin until my bones are showing

    Teach me how to be okay
    I don't wanna downplay my emotions

    They say "Beauty is pain
    You'll only be happy if you look a certain way"

    I wanna be okay
    I wanna be okay
  • ••
    I love this song so much because it's literally what girls are going through
  • Ur Mom
    I love this song so much. It hurts how I can relate but I love it. 💕
  • kนrŞē
    I remember listening to this song when it first came out, it didn't really get to me but just listening to the lyrics gives me chills because now that I deal with insecurities more than i did when i used to listen to this song I can understand it. This song gives me a feeling that I can't describe and I love it. Knowing that I will have to deal with my body for the rest of my life makes me understand that I am perfect the way I am. Starving yourself and constantly telling yourself you're ugly isn't right, you may feel like your imperfect, but thats what makes you, you.
  • sen
    Do you want to keep a straight face through the whole video?

    Beach Bunny: yes

    *smiles in one take*