Let Me Be Your Girl showcases a woman’s rediscovery of her own unique power, joy, freedom and creativity while highlighting the internal battle we all go through while trying to connect to our authentic selves. Under a costume’s anonymity, the character can lose herself in dance and we see how the masks we wear can both liberate and restrict us. We all have something bigger inside of us wanting to be unleashed.
Starring: Allison Janney
Director: Josh Radnor
Director of Photography: Paula Huidobro
Song by: Rachael Yamagata
For the longest time, Rachael Yamagata dreamt of having Allison Janney star in one of her music videos. It wasn’t entirely a pipe dream — the two have a mutual friend who brought up the idea with Janney, and Janney was familiar with her music.
Yamagata describes the making of her album in similar terms. “People ask you all the time, ‘Did you plan to do this recording this way?’ and my answer is usually, ‘No, there was just a saxophone in the room and somebody knew how to play it,’” she says. When it came to the video, “All of these strange synchronicities aligned in this perfect way. It was a really magical thing.”
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