Natti Vogel Gets Eaten By A Porn Star In ‘Cannibal’ Video

Halloween is a mere day away — so do you wanna hear a scary story? How about a spin on the classic “Hansel & Gretel” tale starring singer Natti Vogel and porn star Colby Keller? If that titillating prospect tickles your fancy, you’re in luck, because Vogel is serving up just that — piping hot and still squirming — in his Rebecca Rojer-directed video for “Cannibal.”

“There’s something about ‘Hansel & Gretel’ that’s resonating with society right now, and I think it has to do with the rise of social media and reality TV and everyone now needing to become a brand for public consumption,” Vogel said of the video’s concept. “There is this great Chinese proverb: ‘People fear fame as pigs fear fattening for the slaughter.’ ‘Cannibal’ is about admitting you are that pig: terrified and weirdly titillated.”

The experience of watching the vid is just that: grotesque… and kind of hot. As in the fairy tale, young Vogel is captured and fed to the bursting point — molesting his sweet treats all the while — by a masked, hooded man who cooks him up in the end. We never see the man’s face, but that’s a porn star under the hood.

“I was looking for someone with huge forearms, scarily large feet and a high level of comfort with nudity,” Vogel said of the casting choice. “Colby and I love challenges, so for him to play the clothed objectifier and me the nude object was an exciting reversal for both of us.”

The quirky, dark, sensual video is the perfect accompaniment to the jam, a kind of theatrical, avant-garde song that seems to be about the trepidation inherit in love and sex: “I finally found someone who wants to eat me/ but I don’t want to be eaten/ but I want to be wanted to be eaten/ Am I asking for too much now?” Vogel sings in his rich, baroque voice.

“The song is pretty much an internal monologue, so we nixed lip-synching and instead let my face express the tone of the lyrics,” Vogel said of how the visuals match the words. “Except of course when I’m getting bathed and marinated and the life is draining from my face: Then you, as the audience, get to project the lyrics onto the visuals however you wish.”

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