Watch the Smashing Pumpkins' 12-Minute Film about Lady Wrestlers


Over two decades into their career, we thought we had a pretty decent idea of what a Smashing Pumpkins video entailed: Corgan and his band mates du jour in weird get-ups, grimacing or shouting at the camera, with some kind of dark, nighttime and/or celestial backdrop. Well, none of those things appear in the 12-minute clip for “Owata,” a (not particularly recent) single from the band’s epic, 44-song Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project. Instead, we get a short film about two lady wrestlers that chops the song into unrecognizable pieces scattered throughout the video and kicks off with some bro who looks like Guy Fieri telling them that everyone comes to women’s wrestling for “T&A.” The acting is terrible, the story is non-existent, and we suspect that director Robby Starbuck’s mess of a movie is some kind of misguided feminist statement. We never thought we’d be saying this, but the video for “Owata” actually has us longing for Corgan’s Uncle-Fester-in-a-dress-days.

[via NME]