Or, at least she was in Kevin Smith’s Dogma. I remember questioning that casting decision until I saw the film and I was utterly smitten with her portrayal. A fun God, one that enjoys headstands and such and only smites when necessary. I should have gathered more from that moment about Alanis Morissette’s sense of humor then — but her remake of Fergie’s “My Humps” just solidified my perception of her as a really cool chick that I’d love to hang out with. No wonder Ryan Reynolds can’t keep away.
See, I hate “My Humps.” A lot. As anyone even remotely busty can tell you, we don’t walk around calling our breasts “humps” or “our lovely lady lumps.” I still have no idea how the hell that song infiltrated the airwaves with its moronic lyrics and even worse video.
However, I utterly adore Alanis’ cover. Her voice has this way of illustrating the inanity of each lyric, her video mocks the ridiculousness of each bend-over, booty shake. As Pitchfork mentioned — Morissette can barely keep a straight face in this quick, one-off video, so we’re happy to see that she’s in on the joke from the beginning.