For those of you who didn’t know, the 1977 dance classic Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta was mostly filmed in the neighborhood of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
As tribute to many of the iconic white tuxedo scenes from that movie, the Red Hot Chili Peppers recreated them with lead singer Anthony Kiedis donning a painted on white body suit instead.
The four minute 28-second video is a surreal homage to the 1977 cult classic Saturday Night Fever and is shot at the same spots on the Bath Beach-Bensonhurst border, under the elevated subway tracks. The video, released Friday, features lead singer and band co-founder Anthony Kiedis’ reenacting some of Fever lead John Travolta’s most famous scenes — grabbing a slice at Lenny’s Pizza on 86th Street, getting groovy at the disco. Only, Kiedis does it all not in Travolta’s three-piece suit but white body paint and a jockstrap.
Check out the video, then download its album: The Getaway
via Bensonhurst Bean