Macaulay Culkin portrays Kurt Cobain in new Father John Misty video

By Wade Sheridan  |  April 27, 2017 at 6:46 AM
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April 27 (UPI) -- Macaulay Culkin appears as a crucified Kurt Cobain in the latest music video from Father John Misty for his song, "Total Entertainment Forever."

The colorful and cartoon-like video released Wednesday, begins with George Washington putting on a virtual reality headset to view Culkin, as the former Nirvana frontman, being tied down and beaten by a group of men dressed like Ronald McDonald.

Culkin is then seen carrying a cross around as he meets Father John Misty who appears as the leader of the Ronald McDonald gang who dons two hooks for hands.

Culkin is then tied to the cross and propped up next to Garfield character Jon Arbuckle and Bill Clinton who is playing a saxophone. The video ends with a little girl placing a bow on Washington who is now burned to a crisp.

The clip comes courtesy of director Adam Green and video production house Four Gods and a Baby which consists of Culkin, Green, Thomas Bayne and Toby Goodshank who also appear in the video.

In an interview with Pitchfork, Green revealed that Four Gods and a Baby had approached Father John Misty about the concept.

"When I first told him the treatment for this video, I was just expecting that the answer would be 'no,'" Green said. "But the answer was instantly like, 'Sure. Yeah, let's go make it. Great.' I was surprised. I think it was two weeks later and the whole video was shot and made."

"Total Entertainment Forever" appears on Father John Misty's latest album titled "Pure Comedy."

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