Trans Punk Singer Takes Issue With Arcade Fire’s New Music Vid
Andrew Garfield, aka Spiderman, dressed in drag for the new music video for the Grammy Award-winning indie band Arcade Fire, but the transgender leader of the punk band Against Me! is taking issue with the clip.
As Pitchfork reports, Garfield, who stars in "The Amazing Spider-Man," dresses in women’s clothes, is attacked in a bar and dances around in what appears to be Arcade Fire’s Coachella set from the band’s video for "We Exist," off their 2013 album "Reflektor."
"Our film follows the story of a young person’s struggle with gender identity," the video’s description reads on YouTube.
But Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer of the popular punk band Against Me!, called out the clip’s direction on Twitter.
"Dear @arcadefire , maybe when making a video for a song called ’We Exist’ you should get an actual ’Trans’ actor instead of Spider-Man?" Grace tweeted Thursday.
Against Me!’s newest album "Transgender Dysphoria Blues," came out earlier this year and deals with Grace’s struggle with gender identity. Grace came out as transgender two years ago.
Check out the music video for "We Exist" below: