Band: Lesibu Grand
Song: “Not Sweet Enough”
Release Date: May 18th, 2021
Frontwoman Tyler-Simone Molton comments:
“When concepting for the ‘Not Sweet Enough’ video, we knew we wanted to highlight the emotional scars caused by growing up cisgender female in a male dominated patriarchy, and do so with a mix of real fury and dark humor. After teaming up with Atlanta video producers Sailorface, we were able to imagine and create this tiny macabre world by shooting in front of a green screen and transporting my image into a dollhouse. I was transformed into several different Barbie characters, which represent the female ideal to many American girls. As Barbie, I had some fun disposing my male aggressors in various ways, such as cutting toy wrestler Randy Orton’s head off and roasting it in the oven; tossing my hairdryer in the spa while Aquaman waits to be served and shoving Skeletor into an iron maiden that Barbie created in her refrigerator.
Towards the middle of the video when I take off in my Barbie Jeep, I give a long faux-livestream rant that addresses the dual threats of sexual harassment and legislative attacks on women’s rights. At the very end, it’s revealed that the entire video was just the active imagination of a young woman realizing the world outside her childhood dollhouse is not as inviting and accepting as she had been taught.”