A fun little video to help get people comfortable talking about consent, set to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me, Maybe”.
Co-creator Jamie Utt explains how the video came to be:
I was recently approached by the organizers of an upcoming sexual and intimate partner violence prevention conference called the Tennessee Rape Prevention and Education Institute, and they wanted me to present a keynote on making prevention education fun and engaging.
As I thought over ways that the often (and necessarily) heavy work can be made fun, I couldn’t help but think of the power of the internet meme for spreading a message (whether silly like Lolcats or more pointed like Skeptical 3rd World Child).
Since there have been so many recreations and lipsyncs of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” of late, I thought that would be a perfect way to engage folks in conversations about consent, so my friend rewrote the lyrics, recorded the new version, and then I approached friends and random strangers on the street to lipsync for the video.