AHF’s “Downtown Funk” Parody of “Uptown Funk” Hit Music Video Promotes Safer-Sex Message

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest HIV/AIDS
organization serving over 460,000 patients annually across the globe,
released its latest music video parody, “Downtown Funk,” a high-energy,
professionally-produced music video that promotes STD awareness and
safer-sex inspired by “Uptown Funk,” the internationally chart-topping
song recorded by British producer Mark Ronson featuring Bruno
Mars
. Filmed in Los Angeles and at multiple gay pride celebrations
where AHF’s customized “Check Your Wiener” bus rolled down parade
routes, the video features lyrics and a vocal performance by Danny
Fernandez
—star of AHF’s hugely popular “(One
Stop) Thrift Shop
” music video parody of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop”
video that logged 250K views—and included cameos by Mr. and
Mrs. Gay Ohio
and drag performers Allusia Alusia, Misty
Violet
, and Cake Moss.


“We’re constantly trying to find new, fun ways to raise awareness about
safer-sex,” said Associate Creative Director Stacy Fong. “The
pride season was the perfect time to film this music video and celebrate
diversity and sexual health in the LGBT community. The marriage equality
win at the Supreme Court gave us even more reason to celebrate.”

View the video at: https://youtu.be/ChrVpbD7qS8
Song
lyrics: https://laprensafl.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/downtown-funklyrics.docx

“Downtown Funk” was produced by AHF in association with Lucreative Films.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
438,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the U.S., Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare
and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, Senior Director,
Communications
+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
Christopher
Johnson,
Associate Director of Communications
+1.323.960.4846
work
+1.310.880.9913 mobile
christopher.johnson@aidshealth.org