Tegan and Sara “propose” to strangers in video for “BWU”

Tegan and Sara “propose” to strangers in video for “BWU”

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Pamela Littky
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Canadian duo Tegan and Sara released Love You To Death at the beginning of June, and it’s proved to be one of the highlights of 2016. In addition to putting out fantastic music, sisters Tegan and Sara Quin use their position as prominent queer musicians to advocate for LGBT rights. The legalization of same sex marriage in the U.S. last year was a major victory for equality and a cause Tegan and Sara championed for, but—as explored in the lyrics and newly released video for “BWU”—marriage isn’t something that appeals to them personally.

The video, which premiered through EW, finds Sara making a “proposal” with an empty ring box to a girl that doesn’t seem particularly enthused by the gesture. Sara then proceeds to propose to anyone that crosses her path. At one point this involves proposing to Tegan, whose ensuing facial expression is absolutely hilarious. The video was directed by actress Clea DuVall and features, amongst several other famous faces, Frankie Shaw of Mr. Robot fame.

“I was happy when the Supreme Court ruling legalized same sex marriage in the U.S.A., but I was also relieved that I could finally ‘come out’ as a person who actively dislikes the institution—specifically the assumption that by not participating in the ritual you are a deviant or unlikely to share the same common values as someone who does,” Sara said in a statement. Sara’s entire statement can be found in the EW premiere, and is well worth a read.

The “BWU” video can be found below. Love You To Death is for sale on iTunes , with physical copies available here.