Somewhere in a dream, VIDEO: POLARTROPICA – In Another Life [Stephanie Kim, director]
Polartropica – Dreams Come True is available at Apple Music.
by Walter Price
Have you always wondered what it would have been like if John Waters had directed Randal Kleiser’s ‘Grease’? Agonize no more, LA-based Polartropica has your back. The dreampop star’s recent video for her single “In Another Life” is a queer reimaging of the fabled 70s classic. With Polartropica [Ihui Cherise Wu] in the role of Sandy Olsson, originally played by Olivia Newton-John and Tess O’Connor in John Travolta’s big screen Danny Zuko role.
Flanked by an unforgettable cast of characters filling the roles of rival Rydell cliques, Pynx & T-Birds, the film is a beautifully flamboyant extravaganza. Replete with dance sequences, tons of fantastic costumes and hot rods. All on the journey towards that kiss…Makes ya wanna ask, “How many love stories have been this dreamy?”
“In Another Life” is from the spectacular ‘Dreams Come True’ LP, available via Freezeway Records. And you can watch the Stephanie Kim directed romp below. You’ll also want to subscribe to the artist’s YouTube channel, as she promises two more video chapters to follow.
Artist photos by @dontmeanmaybe
Written by Ihui Cherise Wu
Directed by Stephanie Kim
Song Produced by CM Rodriguez
Sandy – Ihui Cherise Wu
Danny – Tess O’Connor
Pynx – Carissa Ashley, Alan Peréz, Walker Redick
T-Birds … Sabrina Johnson, Camryn Neakes, Ryan Ruiz
In another life
Once upon a time
Promises were made
This destiny is mine