The video for the remixed version of 3OH!3’s “Starstrukk,” featuring Katy Perry, premiered this morning over at MTV. In the clip, the Boulder, Colorado duo get lustily swarmed by women after they raid the coins in a wishing fountain before Perry joins the fun by showing up for the chorus. There’s homages to James Bond films and West Side Story — and, of course, Baywatch, the series that revolutionized slow-motion running. Plus, Perry get doused by rain during “Starstrukk” ‘s new bridge.
As you might recall, Rolling Stone went behind the scenes on the 2008 Artist to Watch‘s music video shoot of the original version of “Starstrukk,” That video also featured lots of running, but instead of people sprinting toward a fountain, the original video’s destination was a giant orgy filled with construction workers, scantily clad women and even a marching band.
“Katy did this ’cause we had, like, a million dollars,” 3OH!3’s Sean Foreman joked to MTV News. “No, Katy did this because we toured with Katy, we are good friends with Katy and we worked on the song together — we worked on the remix together.” This remixed version of the song will also appear in the upcoming film When In Rome, MTV reports. The band also recently test drove a new Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric for RS.