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Kesha officiates a same-sex wedding in her 'Universal Love' music video

Clip builds off same-sex wedding song album from MGM Resorts via McCann NY

By Ann-Christine Diaz. Published on Apr 09, 2018

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Kesha does double duty as a pop artist and a minister in her latest music video for "I Need a Woman to Love Me," a version of the classic Janis Joplin song featured on "Universal Love," the album of love songs reimagined for the LGBTQ community that debuted from MGM Resorts and McCann New York last week.

The film is part clip, part documentary. It captures Kesha road-tripping to Vegas and contemplating her stance on inclusivity, while a lesbian couple, Dani and Lindsay, enjoy the city's various splendors --from a huge room at the Bellagio to the casinos. It climaxes with the pair's wedding ceremony, reciting touching vows before Kesha proclaims, "I pronounce you married. Let's kiss!"

The wedding took place on March 26th, the anniversary of the first same-sex marriage license in the States. It marks the third ceremony Kesha has presided over--previously she was minister at the nuptials of of her best friend and her makeup artist.

Lagan Sebert directed the video out of Magic Seed Productions. Along with Kesha, the other artists featured on "Universal Love" are Bob Dylan ("He's Funny That Way"), Bloc Party's Kele Okereke("My Guy"), Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard ("And I Love Him"), St. Vincent ("And Then She Kissed Me") and Valerie June ("Mad About The Girl").

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Credits

Date
Apr 09, 2018
Agency:
McCann New York
Client:
MGM Resorts
Director:
Lagan Sebert
Executive Producer:
Sandra Sampayo
Executive Producer:
Brandon Bloch
Executive Producer:
Lagan Sebert
Production:
Magic Seed Productions
Casting:
Jenny O'Haver
Editorial:
Big Sky Editorial
Editorial:
Chris Franklin
Color:
Nice Shoes
Color:
Chris Ryan
Audio Producer:
Plush
Audio Producer:
Rob Fielack
Production:
Wool and Tusk Music Production
Executive Producer:
Rob Kaplan
Executive Producer:
Aaron Mercer

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