News: Watch Pussy Riot’s New Videos for ‘SEXIST’ (NSFW) and ‘PANIC ATTACK’ from their ‘Panic Attack’ EP

Forever controversial, Pussy Riot turn the tables on sexism in their video for “SEXIST”, and show a VR dystopia in “PANIC ATTACK” from their new Panic Attack EP.

With Asad J. Malik, CEO of AR software company Jadu, making his music video directorial debut, “SEXIST” features Hofmannita and was produced by White Punk and Count Baldor. The track, and second new track “PANIC ATTACK”, combine with previous single “TOXIC”, ft Dorian Electra, to make the Panic Attack EP.

Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova explains “SEXIST”:

“‘SEXIST’, the music video, flips upside down the main premise the patriarchal culture: instead of women and queer people being objectified and serving as furniture, we use sexist pigs as furniture. The project is lead by female and queer people, and we hope you’ll enjoy our gift to you. Happy upcoming 8th of March, the international day of fighting gender-based oppression.

“SEXIST”, the song, comments on the rape culture, and tells a fictional story of a heroine being invited to a hotel room by a  high-level male government official, being harassed and winding up murdering her abuser in self-defense. The lyrical idea was born after watching “Welcome to Chechnya”, a documentary on kidnappings, tortures and murders of LGBTQ+ people in a Russian republic of Chechnya.

We hope that “SEXIST” will bring closer the world without harassment and discrimination based on gender and/or sexuality. The video does not encourage to oppress anyone, but rather satirically highlights arbitrary and absurd nature of any oppression. From Russia, with love.”

Pussy Riot - Sexist - cover - pls credit 3D art Ksti Hu
Credit: Ksti Hu

The Panic Attack EP precedes a full-length album out later this year. Pussy Riot recently released another single, “RAGE”, as a call to action and campaign for the release of all arrested for political reasons in Russia in 2021. Pussy Riot’s Masha Alekhina and Lucy Shtein, a queer couple, are currently being held separately under house arrest, as they face 2 years in jail for supporting jailed Putin-critic Alexey Navalny.

Other singles released by Pussy Riot in the last few years include “Make America Great Again” (which was actually recorded and shot BEFORE Trump’s election), “RIOT”, “HANGERZ” (a project on female reproductive rights), “Police State” and “1312” (against police brutality; “1312” stands for “ACAB”, “all cops are bastards”) , and “НОЖ” / “KNIFE” (a project against domestic violence).

Check out the “SEXIST” and “PANIC ATTACK” videos below. Follow Pussy Riot on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/YouTube. Support Pussy Riot on Patreon/via the merch store

Educate yourself via Pussy Riot’s independent publication focused on Russian courts, law enforcement, and prison system, Zona.Media.

Images courtesy of Pussy Riot.

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