Kanye West’s “Bound 2” video has inspired a lot of talk. SPIN’s Marc Hogan noted that the graphics evoke ’90s arcade classic Cruis’n’ USA, albeit functioning as a backdrop for the Yeezus star and his topless fiancee’s simulated sexcapades atop a motorcycle. Meanwhile, Brandon Soderberg wrote that the Kim Kardashian vehicle is “a pretty bad idea seen through so completely that it stops being a bad idea … the heartening end result of Kanye’s decade of bumpy, somewhat progressive music videos, questioning the video-girl role and adjusting the mores of female representation in hip-hop.”
Fair enough, but for certain works of art, no words will do. Above, watch as Seth Rogen and James Franco recreate the awkwardly intimate video shot-for-shot. Bask in the majesty of the former’s shirtless form, and revel in witnessing the awkward rap-hands of the latter. The excessive smooching and bro-noodling are the respective icing and cherry on top. Witness “Bound 3” above.