The video for Katy Perry‘s new single “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” premieres in a week, but today Perry released an entire teaser package, including not only the clip above, but also a Twitter account and Facebook page for the fictional “nerd persona” that we first saw on the single’s cover art. “Kathy Beth Terry” is some sort of mid-90s teenybopper everynerd; on Twitter she follows BOP and Tiger Beat, Popstar! Magazine, and teen idols from a range of years centered around 1995 (Leonardo DiCaprio, Hanson, Jared Leto, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Rider Strong, and Devon Sawa), plus two NASA accounts, Sudoku Fun, LARP Craft, and, of course, the Katy Perry account.
Aside from the nonspecific “nineties” branding, though, the video promises to be very much in the vein of Perry’s previous “comic” videos like “Hot N Cold”. “Terry” looks like a pretty 80s valley-girl in this 90s world, but everything is so brightly-colored that she doesn’t stand out too much, and anyway that suits the “teen sex comedy” plot better.
Check Kathy Terry’s Facebook for old scans of teen-mag spreads, and check back in a week for the premiere of the “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” video!