Avril Lavigne Goes Tank Girl and Guns N' Roses In New Video

08/21/2013
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(Radio.com) A new one to file under "the '90s are back": Avril Lavigne's new video for the single "Rock N Roll." The clip, directed by Chris Marrs (the Black Keys, Ke$ha), takes all kinds of ideas from the 1995 cult film Tank Girl including the comic book inspired opening credits and the punk-meets-millitary costuming. Avril even wears the blonde hair with pink streaks that Lori Petty sported as the titular character.

Lavigne gets a familiar co-star in Danica McKellar — known to some for her role as Winnie on The Wonder Years and others as the author of a series of math books– who is seen here showing off her abs. For entirely unknown reasons, the two share a girl-on-girl kiss, complete with Red Shoes-esque V.O.,

Marss also cheekily sets Lavigne in a scene from Guns 'N Roses' 1992 video "November Rain," in a nod to Slash's famous solo in the chapel yard under desert skies. For her take on the iconic performance, Lavigne rocks it with a half-saw/half-guitar/all-axe and army helmet.

And then, to keep things a bit more current and in what could only be a nod to the cultural phenomenon that was Sharknado, a BearShark makes an appearance. That's when you sew the bottom of a bear costume onto the top of a shark costume. In this particular story arc, the BearShark and Lavigne are mortal enemies. Apparently even moreso than hipsters, who also earn her disdain in the song. more.

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