In the original video for “Ice Cream Truck,” gay rapper Cazwell (of “I Seen Beyonce at Burger King” fame, which featured a cameo by former Philly rapper and Cashman & Associates alum Johnny Makeup) is flanked by buff, nearly naked guys eagerly lapping at popsicles in a Technicolor wonderland of jock traps and six-pack abs.
Tonight at Stir, local fashion photographer and photo producer Kenneth Zane debuts his original video parody of “Ice Cream Truck,” which he says oozes with plenty of Philly style.
A recent transplant to Center City from Chicago, Zane wanted to give the sultry music video a local twist. ”I came up with the idea while having a conversation with a bartender at Stir,” says Zane. “I was always asking him to play that Cazwell ‘Ice Cream Truck’ video and it became a running joke.”
Many of the guys featured in the new video are regulars in the Gayborhood and at Stir, including Anthony W. Kehl, Anthony Pitucci, Daniel Butler, Cody James, John Caputo, John Rivello and Nicolas Rocco DeFinis.
While the parody Zane shot is hush-hush (not even G Philly could find out any juicy details) until its debut tonight at 9 p.m., he says, "All of the boys in the video are Philly boys. And it was filmed on location at Stir. It's a true Philly production."