LOS ANGELES—A decidedly porn-friendly punk band by the name of Get Shot! has mustered the gonads to shoot a brief video featuring solo masturbation by their bass player on the front lawn of the notoriously hateful Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. The California-based band was driving to a gig in Denver when the inspired thought occurred to them. The world of course is now a better place because of it.
Yesterday, the band even posted a press release about the shoot to Facebook. In it, the bassist, Laura Lush, who did the honors on the church lawn, commented, “The Phelps family and Westboro Baptist Church are ridiculous and do nothing except spread hate and cause controversy. As a bisexual woman and the bass player of a ridiculous punk band, I wanted to spread my legs and cause controversy.”
Another member of the band, J.P. Hunter, added of the surreptitious shoot, “There was a lot of traffic and we saw a few cops at a coffee shop a few blocks away. We [barely] had enough gas money and cocaine to make it to Denver for our next concert. Since we can’t afford bail, we had to cut it a little short before the cops got called. If someone will bail us out, we will bring a group of girls and a whole camera crew when we come back in a few months.”
Arrest was avoided, actually; a point of pride for the band, which says it is used to being on law enforcement’s radar. “Get Shot! are no strangers to law enforcement and say they have spotted undercover police officers at their concerts to see if public indecency or drug use occur on stage,” read the press release. “The band recently started a free porn site, GETSHOTGIRLS.COM, where the uncensored Westboro video can be viewed.”
The band’s site is supposed to have the two minute plus video, but it wasn’t working last time we checked. (That’s okay, they’re musicians, not webmasters.) But it can be seen on Gawker, which noted that someone from the Westboro Baptist Church had obviously been informed of the video, because, as the band tweeted, “Someone from your church's IP address spent 41 minutes looking at our website. That's longer than the video on your lawn!!!”
Pretty damn funny.
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