Back in ’99 (which, for those playing the home game, was THIRTEEN YEARS AGO), an X-Files fan named Bree Sharp sent her song, “Why Won’t You Love Me, David Duchovny?” to the X-Files production office in LA, where it was found by a couple of office assistants. These assistants, Will and Chuck, promptly appreciated the unabashed fangirliness of the song, and knew that their buddy, David Duchovny, would get a kick out of it. So, for the next several months, in secret, they prowled the Fox lot and made this video.
It’s what’s probably known today as a “lip dub,” and it features a wild and astonishing cast of celebrities singing along, from Brad Pitt to Janeane Garofalo, from Sarah Michelle Gellar to George Clooney. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must-watch, and if the last time you saw it was thirteen years ago on a grainy VHS, it’s a must-watch-again. The guys in drag are Will and Chuck. What a gift they gave fandom, huh?