Monday, June 15, 2009

Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom

"Stacy's Mom" became a hit widely due to its music video, directed by Chris Applebaum, which features several comedic scenes illustrating the boy's attempts to get closer to the object of his affections and fantasies, played by model Rachel Hunter. In the video, Stacy is played by Gianna Distenca and the boy is played by Shane Haboucha. There is a scene which shows Stacy tanning while wearing red heart-shaped sunglasses, very similar to those on the promotional picture for the 1962 film Lolita.

It also pays homage to the 1982 movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High; near the end of the video, the boy begins to masturbate by the bathroom window after staring at Stacy's mother come out of the pool in her red two-piece swimsuit. Before he finishes, Stacy opens the door, ignoring a sign saying Ocupado (Spanish for "occupied"), catches him in the act and then, as in the movie, quickly closes the door laughing, showing that Stacy might be thinking that he is masturbating to her image.

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