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The Morning GIF: Instrumental

French pop meets gay porn and somehow remains entirely SFW.


Lorraine Murphy


Posted on Jul 13, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 2:33 pm CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

It’s members-only at the exclusive fraternity known as The Aikiu.

The French pop phenomenon has hit it big with its video for “Pieces of Gold,” with 130,362 views on DailyMotion, where it was originally uploaded. It’s got a mind-blowing (for French pop) 616,891 on YouTube. Sure, it’s a good song and all, but it’s possible it has something to do with the bit players, so to speak.

Directors Panteros, Myd, and Boston Bun have spliced footage of the band playing their instruments with bits of gay porn, rendered it entirely SFW, and unleashed a true media phenomenon.

The synchronicity between the two is shocking, thrilling, gob-smacking, and intensely satisfying. Victor at the NoCoffeePlease Tumblr has transformed the video into this seminal GIF set, and counts 104,615 likes, reblogs, and other notes so far.

That’s what we call a happy ending. 



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*First Published: Jul 13, 2012, 7:33 am CDT