From Kanye and Diplo to Joachim Garraud, everyone wants to put their spin on Beyonce’s hit single “Drunk In Love.” But of all the remixes and reinventions we’ve heard, none have been as delicious as “Dunkin Love,” a parody written by hunky L.A. actor Adrian Anchondo.
And we mean “delicious” literally: “Dunkin Love” celebrates the news that Dunkin Donuts is expanding to the West Coast.
With friend Reggie White playing ’Yonce to his Jay-Z, and lines like “She’s servin’ on that counter, servin’ servin’ all them, old fashions be servin’ all this powdered donut, it’s so good good,” Anchondo might have a hit on his hands—or at least a future as a jingle writer.
“When the Beyonce visual album came out, we did what any self-respecting gays would do–we had a viewing party,” Anchondo told NewNowNext. “Reggie came over and we basically screamed, cried, fondled, laughed and threw shade for an hour or so.”
Later, while re-listening to “Drunk in Love,” Anchondo heard about Dunkin’ Donuts’ plan to dominate Southern California by 2015. “I thought, ‘why not do a video parody?’ It fits with the song.”
When it came to shooting the video, though, Anchondo had to ask his partner’s family in Pennsylvania and Florida to send the actual Dunkin Donuts boxes—the chain hasn’t opened up in his neighborhood just yet. He bought the dress, the wig (“I had to cut and style it myself, so luckily her hair is messy in the video.”) and all the donuts before heading out to a freezing San Francisco beach with Reggie. “I can’t believe how committed Reggie was!” he says, pointing out that you can see White’s teeth chattering from the freezing water.
So what is Anchondo’s goal with “Dunkin’ Love”? “We hope Beyonce and Dunkin Donuts will see it and share it,” he says, humbly. “Who knows? Maybe we will get a coupon or something.”