Muusers: Prepare to be blown (away).
Meet Meital Dohan–pronounced “mey-tall,” probably just going to keep pronouncing it “metal”–the Israeli actress who you might already recognize as Yael Hoffman of Weeds fame.
After several years in the industry, the 31-year-old award winning actress has decided to do what every sensible actress should do: Embark on a short, weird foray into music making.
Behold “Yummy Boyz,” MuuMuse’s unofficial anthem of the summer.
First things first: The video for “Yummy Boyz” defies all boundaries and social decency. Like Degrassi it goes there, featuring dead presidents and Obama impersonators, inexplicable social commentary on obesity (and maybe amputees?), flaming crotches and water gun money shots. It’s a stunningly brash mixture of kitschy glam and low-budget hardcore porn, as if filmed for the sole purpose of being projected on the walls during Splash’s Twink Tuesdays.
Dohan happens to be having a ball (and an arm!) throughout, embracing her role as a sex-starved ’80’s bubble-pop temptress with an open bosom and a room full of mannequins–like an offensive version of Jessie & The Toy Boys.
As for the song itself, “Yummy Boyz” is the best song Heidi Montag never recorded. While the electro-pop scorcher suffers from a severe case of PopADD–leaping from one hook to the other without notice–it never strays too far from its deliciously trashy swagger.
Yet perhaps one of the most intriguing/confounding aspects of Dohan’s debut as a singer is her vocal delivery style, which lies somewhere in between the dull wheeze of an asthmatic during a deep sleep and the robot they hired to sing on Nadia Oh‘s Colours: Not quite speaking, not yet singing–it’s just kind of like breathing heavy in different tones.
So, what’chu think?
R U A HEAVY MEITAL LOVER OR WUT?