Are you ready for Subtle Sexuality?

"Male Prima Donna" is the greatest pop song ever to come out of a fictional Scranton office


Mary Elizabeth Williams
October 29, 2009 3:30PM (UTC)

We still have a few weeks to wait for the new Sugababes, so in the meantime, why not get your diva on with the hottest girl group ever to come out of Scranton: Subtle Sexuality?

The brainchild of Kelly Kapoor and Erin Hannon, their first song is an ode to toxic boyfriends titled “Male Prima Donna.” The video, directed by Mindy Kaling and shot entirely at the offices and warehouse of local paper company Dunder Mifflin, is three minutes of everything that’s ever happened in pop music in the last decade. Vocoder vocals! Unusual choregraphy! Gold leggings! Guest vocals! A mid-song rap break!

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And oh, the lyrics: “You’re cute but you think you’re blazin’ hot, you’re short but you think you’re not. You look gay in your skinny tie!” Independent ladies straight out of Lackawana, sing it.


Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and the author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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