Everyone be cool, Gillian Jacobs and Allison Brie seem merely to be performing an homage to Bettie Page and Sally Rand in this “silly” video. I want to point this out before anyone decides it’s an audition tape for Fifty Shades of Grey. But how do they stack up against the originals? Well, first we should probably watch the video:
Now we’ve done that. For reference, here are Allison Brie and Gillian Jacobs:
… and here is Bettie Page: I feel like Allison Brie has a happier take on the shocked “o” face.
In the next scene, it seems like maybe they’re doing a take on famed burlesque dancer Sally Rand, who was know for her feathered fans. Okay. We will compare again. Here’s Allison Brie and Jillian Jacobs doing their fan dance: And here’s a picture of Sally Rand, who once said “I do not perform a strip tease. I’m nude to begin with.” So. There. I’m going to say that there was probably more of an element of sexual menace with original than with the Community stars, but good hair and facial expressions all around!
I HOPE WE HAVE ALL FOUND THIS VIDEO EDUCATIONAL.
Now we can talk about how stupidly good looking Allison Brie and Gillian Jacobs are.