Video Review: Fefe Dobson “Don’t Go (Girls and Boys)”

Fefe Dobson shakes her shoulders while she sits at her vanity inside her New York City apartment. She puts on her sunglasses, Her best friend (Drake Bell) sits behind her on the bed as she cocks her head. He touches her shoulder and she knocks him off of her. She lies on her couch.

She and her best friend grab a suitcase and then leave her apartment through the window. Two men in black suits open her door. He drops the suitcase down to her as he climbs the fire escape. The two men watch as they drive off in her best friend’s car.

She rests her head on his shoulder as they drive. He parks his car and they head for the subway. The two men follow them. The doors of the train close on them. Dobson waves to them as the train leaves. She dances in the aisle.

He takes her hand and they get off at the next stop. While she dances on the platform, the subway becomes an animated sketch with magenta graffiti added to it. The two men, towering over the skyscrapers, look for them with fuchsia lasers emitting from their eyes. As she dances by the railway, diamond hearts form around her. She and her best friend, now towering over the buildings, stomp on the two men below.

He parks at CBGB. They run past the people waiting in line. The two men get stopped by security. She hands her coat to someone backstage and then opens the suitcase. Animated butterflies fly out. She performs on stage as her best friend plays the guitar.

In the night sky, a constellation of Dobson forms.

Rating: 2/5

Neither Fefe Dobson nor her best friend knew what was in the suitcase. According to the note on it, she wasn’t supposed open until her next performance. She had shaken it, trying to figure out what it was. Her best friend suggested it was loads of money and then tried to kiss her. She hid the suitcase and told him it wasn’t ever going to happen between them.

He taps her on her shoulder, saying they need to go now. Two men had been tracking them since they received the suitcase. Whatever government it held, Dobson knew she was supposed to protect it. They take off in his car and leave for the venue.

At the venue, the animated butterflies fly by. People pointed them out backstage but disregarded them as part of their imagination. One landed on her hand and she grinned. The tension eased within her. Her best friend played the best he ever had. As they left, a calm seemed to be cast over the city. The bustling was minimal and people were acknowledging one another. She squeezed her best friend’s hand and they said they did good.

Director: Rainbows & Vampires Year: 2004

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.

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