âMotionless in White Explore the Seedy Underbelly of Carney Culture in ‘America’ Video
Motionless in White explore the seedy underbelly of carney culture and alternative lifestyles in their new video for ‘America.’ Directed by Slipknot auteur and percussionist M. Shawn Crahan, the video is an explosive series of bold visual blasts.
The clip features tattooed, caged hotties and someone who looks eerily like Chris Fehn of Slipknot, cloaked in a white suit, white gloves and a top hat, playing a shady character. There’s also a fried chicken-eating, plumber butt-flashing creep; a shadester politician; a wicked priest; and plenty more colorful characters that you shouldn’t trust parading around and chewing the scenery.
‘America’ is one of those videos that requires several repeat views in order to absorb all the visual elements and cues, and to let the overarching theme sink in.
Pasty-faced singer Chris Cerulli looks like a cross between Marilyn Manson and AFI’s Davey Havok, portraying the ringleader of this circus-like atmosphere. The video certainly makes the point that alternative lifestyles and cultures can seem incredibly scary to an outsider. It can be very much the same for those who are firmly installed on the inside of that life, as well.
It’s a visually arresting video, one that you’ll find your eyes magnetically drawn to.
Watch the Motionless in White ‘America’ Video