Parody master Adrian Anchondo and actor
Daniel Franzese star in a spoof of Sam Smith's hit single Stay
In Please Go Home, Franzese's
character pleads with his one-night stand, played by Anchondo, to go
home. When he finally does, Franzese snaps, “Bye, Felicia.”
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Anchondo explained the genesis of the
idea in a
chat with Logan Lynn.
“After the success of my first two
Beyonce parodies, I was determined to part from the Queen and fast
food analogies,” Anchondo said. “I had wanted to work on a
parody of Iggy Azaelia’s Fancy which would’ve had a Mean
Girls theme and I thought of Danny for the project.
Unfortunately, I didn’t meet him till we were on the set of Looking
and, at that time, I was obsessed with Sam Smith’s song. It’s so
beautiful. The truth is, we have probably been stuck in the
situation that our video represents more often than what Sam Smith
talks about. Danny saw me perform my Beyonce
parody with Honey Mahogany [from RuPaul’s Drag Race] and
I think that’s when he knew we could make a good team. I wrote the
lyrics and sent them to Danny and I was so surprised he was on board.
I’ve been a fan of his since college.”
Franzese, who is best known for playing
Damian in the film Mean Girls and has joined the cast of HBO's
Looking, came out gay in April.
co-star Daniel Franzese comes out gay in letter to his character.)
“Doing this song and Looking
after coming out this spring have been such life-affirming moments,”
Franzese said. “It's like I finally feel comfortable to tell the
kind of jokes and comedy I have been holding in for so long. It's
pure freedom and a blessing people are picking up on it.”