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Kristen Stewart Directs New Music Video for Chvrches — Watch

The actress helmed the video for the new version of "Down Side of Me" in support of Planned Parenthood.

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Chvrches has created a new version of their song “Down Side of Me” in support of Planned Parenthood. The Scottish band has just teased the upcoming video for the song, which was directed by Kristen Stewart. The actress broke the news about this collaboration during an interview with The New York Times last month.

“I had been asking them to let me do something for them for a while,” Stewart told the Times of the pop trio. “They’re so good. I ended up with a pretty simple but definitive narrative arc that highlights the cause in a sweet but quiet and confronting way.”

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The remake of the song, which hails from the trio’s 2015 album “Every Open Eye,” will be part of the “7-Inches For Planned Parenthood,” a curated series of 7-inch vinyl records, which includes contributions from various musicians, visual artists, comedians and authors. The collection includes a cover of Minnie Riperton’s 1975 hit “Lovin’ You” by John Legend, St. Vincent and Zach Galifianakis. Other artists who have collaborated include Björk, Mary J. Blige, Foo Fighters and many more.

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This marks the third directorial effort by Stewart, who previously helmed the 2014 video short “Sage + The Saints: Take Me to the South” and this year’s short “Come Swim.” The full video for the new version of “Down Side of Me” will be released on April 28. In the meantime, check out the teaser below.

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Comments

Alex

Great project for all to be involved in!

Kar

I dunno why people keep on telling that kristen stewart wasn’t talented! Fucking haters!! She’s a fucking gem!

Guest

Wow, a series of stills in a video. Someone needs to show her how to either move the camera or direct the action. She’s so thirsty, it’s hysterical. Her derivative short flopped at Sundance, her first music video was a joke, and this one looks just as bad. These vanity projects are ridiculous.

The one critic who bothered to review Come Swim called it “weak,” and said she has no vision as a director. This teaser confirms that. It’s also amusing how after over a decade in the business with almost nothing to show in the way of charitable actions, she’s suddenly attached herself to Planned Parenthood in a big way. Looks like she’s going after a humanitarian award (more seeking validation, which she does need). Pathetic.

Ellie

What’s pathetic is you keep commenting on someone you don’t like, Guest. Most people don’t do that. They ignore those they don’t like. You don’t, and you make it very clear. You go to every article on Kristen Stewart you can find to badmouth her. You go after people who dare to defend her in any way, shape, or form. You claim she has hardly done charitable actions. You couldn’t be more wrong. She was invited to the Hurriance Sandy benefit concert and showed up. She did do something with a roller derby group in LA during the time Robert Pattinson was filming The Rover that is called Children of the Night, which focuses on helping children from prostitution. She has also donated to Shoe Revolt to support the fight against domestic sex trafficking. A pair of her shoes were auctioned off for this cause. There is no doubt that she has done other charitable actions. She prefers not to talk about them. I won’t be surprised if websites begin shutting down their message boards like the Internet Movie Database did due to cruel and heartless commetns aimed at people. Nor will I be surprised if people begin petitions to close down comment sections on Hollywood gossip sites due to huge amounts of vitrol. Not all of it is aimed at Kristen. One thing is clear. You need your computer taken away from you. I bet you’d go crazy without it.

Arijit Singh

Haters gonna hate : P Loved this, kudos to Kristen!

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