Tennis is inspiring everyone from Latina pop princesses to Upper West Side Soweto hipsters! Vampire Weekend may not be getting cuddly with Rafael Nadal, but they still up the tennis-theme-ante in their new video for “Giving Up the Gun.” It includes appearances by Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Lil Jon and RZA and a super-cool black and white tennis court probably designed by Philippe Starck. Sadly, Bethanie Mattek-Sands doesn’t show up in her ironic animal print and knee socks.
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Oh, oh, is tennis getting so cool it will soon fall victim to a too-cool-for-school-hipster backlash? Uh, probably not.
Thanks to Judy and Fritters for forwarding this to me! Via NY Mag.