Joy Dennis teams up with Fitty Smallz and TLC’s Whitney Way Thore for a 3rd song. Joy recorded the backing vocals for Fitty’s latest, Gluteus Maximus.
Gluteus Maximus is the third original music video by only America’s Fitness Rap Star, Fitty Smallz and the second video featuring Reality TV Star Whitney Way Thore of TLC’s, My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Whitney Thore exploded on the internet for her viral video, A Fat Girl Dancing and her No Body Shame Campaign. Fitty Smallz connected with Whitney on his second original song and the first video project with Whitney, Muffin Top (http://youtu.be/9SP3CaqvY6s) before she landed My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Muffin Top is a song and video about body empowerment and Fitty thought Whitney was a perfect fit because of her No Body Shame message.
Gluteus Maximus is a highly stylized, hysterical dance video that uses tongue in check humor to deliver the message of body acceptance and an all inclusive message for all body types, sizes and lifestyles. The video features everything from a “little person,” (Kyle Pacek of American Horror Story) to gay, lesbian and transvestite dancers and people of all sizes, shapes and ethnicities. The message is simple. No matter who you are, what you look like or what people think of you, accept your body and move your Gluteus Maximus.
Gluteus Maximus is written and produced by Fitty Smallz in collaboration with Ryan Viti and Christopher Royden Myers of Mighty Music Group. Filmed by K2 Films and edited by Kurt Hudson. Special thanks to our amazing choreographer Leslie Nagel who played a major role in making this project a reality and her husband Howie for making the Fitty Smallz throne, painting the shoulder pads for the football scene and so much more.
Gluteus Maximus was filmed on location in North Carolina at The Club of Greensboro with the help of club director, Maria Gonzalez. Special thanks to our amazing crew and cast who helped make Gluteus Maximus AMAZING.
Garren Magroc Bell
Kurt Hudson- Cinematographer
Kevin Eller- K2 Films
Lisa Pepin-Donat- Creative Director
Leslie Nagel- Choreographer
Lauren Stagner- Assistant Choreographer
Elaine Harrison- Hair & Makeup
Joanne Maye- Hair & Makeup
Porsha Parchue- Hair and Makeup
Jefferson Ellison- Stylist
Joe Bradley- Photographer
Brett Mullen- DP/Camera Operator
Nathan Petersen- Camera Operator
Tony Collins- Gaffer
Mario Parker- Grip
Melissa Martin PA/AC
Alex Sanabria PA/Playback system
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