Thursday, September 3, 2015

Gore vs. Romney!

60s hitmaker Lesley approves online PSA

Gore vs. Romney!

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Lesley Gore, the '60s pop diva whose string of hits included the proto-feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," appears in a new video that uses the tune to blast Mitt Romney.

Gore, 66, released the video on YouTube Monday, The Hill reports.

In the clip, a rainbow  coalition of hipsters, including celebs like Lena Dunham,  take turns lip-synching to the lyrics ("don't tell me what to do") amid title cards warning that the Republican presidential hopeful and his party "want to overturn Roe V. Wade" and defund Planned Parenthood.

The singer, who came out as a lesbian in the mid-2000s, opens and closes the video. She laments that the sentiments she sang about in 1964 bear repeating on the eve of the 2012 election.

"It’s hard for me to believe, but we’re still fighting for the same things we were then," Gore says. "Yes, ladies, we’ve got to come together, get out there and vote, and protect our bodies. They’re ours. Please vote.”

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