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You cannot deny the American Apparel ad-awesomeness that is Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) and Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper) dressed in shiny gold spandex for their first music video. Yes, The Office ladies form a girl group called — what else? — Subtle Sexuality and shoot the clip for their first single, “Male Primadonna,” in three upcoming webisodes (posting to NBC.com on Oct. 29). The online series chronicles the backstage drama, mostly involving diva behavior from guest rapper/Kelly’s muse Ryan (B.J. Novak), and his subsequent replacement, Andy (Ed Helms). But the piece de resistance is the final episode, the video itself — memorable for both the ridiculously catchy tune and the wardrobe.
“This is them not being able to decide who’s more amazing, Beyonce or Lady Gaga, so they decide to copy both,” says Kaling, who also directed. “Our clothes on the show are usually from, like, JC Penney, so I wanted it to be just a tiny bit better than what they would come up with themselves. They’re not great, but they’re kind of wonderful, if that makes any sense.” Oh, it does.