The older I get, the more I start to realize that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the best. He wasn't always my favorite actor growing up — in 10 Things I Hate About You, for example, I vastly preferred the late Heath Ledger — but as I enter the twilight of my 20s, I've been appreciating him more and more as both a human being and a performer. And this new video that Gordon-Levitt made with Todrick Hall is the perfect example of why we should all be clutching him close and following him on social media. So far, all we have of the music video is a teaser clip, because the full version will appear on Hall's show Todrick, which airs Mondays at 10:30pm on MTV. But, even in just a minute and a half, Gordon-Levitt gives us a wide variety of reasons to love him.
The gist of the project is that Todrick and Gordon-Levitt have six hours to complete the entire production process of a music video, starting with Gordon-Levitt actually learning the songs, and ending with a full on video shoot. First of all, our boy is on time, which makes my heart go pitter-patter, because, call me a grandma, but reliability is starting to be one of my favorite attributes in a dude. And then just the way he throws himself into the process is amazing to watch.
I can't imagine Gordon-Levitt made much money from this episode, but he seems to care so much, flinging his body around dressed as a young girl, pink braided wig flying as he jumps on the bed and warns you never not ever to unfollow his teenage self on social media. I mean, you can if you want, but she and her friends will just "bust the windows out your car," and write their name on your Mustang "like Carrie Underwood." So maybe don't? Seriously, check out this video; it's a pure delight.
First of all, super catchy song, right? But also, the ironic thing here is, even though JGL is playing a millennial who will totally flip out if her follower count drops, this teaser really does make me want to follow him even more closely on social media in real life. He just so clearly has such a great attitude. When the bed breaks mid-shoot from him jumping on it, Gordon-Levitt not only continues filming uncomplaining, but does the bed one better by hurling his body at the set to pull it down on top of him. Hell. Yes.
He's just relishing every moment, and that, more than the warning that he's going to he's going to ruin the car that I don't even own, makes me want to retweet Joseph Gordon-Levitt's feminist butt all the way to infinity.