Video: Gett Off

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1990: The Question Of U Music Videos
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1991: Gett Off (Houstyle)
Gett Off

Gett Off music video selected snapshots

Music Video details


First aired: 12 August 1991
Producer(s): Robert Borm
Director: Randee St. Nicolas
Related home video/DVD: Gett Off (home video)
First (Commercially) Released: 10 September 1990

Awards


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Gett Off is a Prince and the New Power Generation video released for broadcast and to promote the single.

Gett Off was directed by Randee St. Nicolas (her first), who would work as a director or photographer for Prince and his associates on and off until 2015. The audio is a different edit of the song Gett Off not included on the different single releases. Shooting took place in late July 1991 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota. The video was inspired by the 1979 film Caligula. The production of this clip (especially with the creation of the set and the extras) costed $1.3 million, which was more than initially planned. This financial slippage led to a legal and financial dispute between young producer Robert Borm and Paisley Park Enterprises. Borm’s company, Point Of View films, also produced other clips which were incorporated into the home video and the Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection, but was declared bankrupt due to the exorbitant costs of these and the lack of sufficient payment from Paisley Park.

The video was 'recreated' when Prince performed the song live on the Diamonds And Pearls Tour with the same choreography and costume. The orgiastic theme was recreated when he performed the song at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards on 05 September 1991.

Of note, this is the first appearance of Tommy Barbarella, Sonny T., Lori Elle (Werner) (Diamond) and Robia LaMorte (Pearl) in a Prince video. Lori Elle (Werner) and Robia LaMorte were probably noticed by Prince when they appeared on Kahoru Kohiruimaki’s video for Dreamer (included on her album Time The Motion).

The video was included on the Gett Off home video and the Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection.


Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
Late July 1991 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Cast
  • Prince
  • Levi Seacer, Jr.
  • Michael B.
  • Tommy Barbarella
  • Sonny T.
  • Rosie Gaines
  • Tony M. (with Damon Dickson & Kirk Johnson collectively as "The Game Boyz")
  • Kirky J. (with Tony Mosley & Damon Dickson collectively as "The Game Boyz")
  • Damon Dickson (with Tony Mosley & Kirk Johnson collectively as "The Game Boyz")
  • Lori Elle (Werner) - Diamond
  • Robia LaMorte - Pearl
  • Joe Tucker, Mitch Rose - human chair
  • Bisi Adeshina, John Bentley, Samir Bouzrara, Lori Bubash, Larry Cance, Kim Lamont Dickerson, Kimberly Dionne, James Duckstad, Rochelle Dufresne, Laine Elliot, Glenda English, Allyce Flowers, Shawn Francis, Nicholas John Goulette, Sean Halley, Peter Hanson, Fawn Hammeren, Scott Harris, Kerry Hoyt, Bryan Herencir, Maria Hurdt, Wendy Ingram, Rhonda Ingram, Dave Keffer, Leslie Kruse, Shannon Loewen, Jessica Mangel, Leah Marie, Kim McIntire, Jefferey Morris, Carmalita Mosby, Marc Porfidio, Scott Parham, Kimberley Rasheed, Vicki Samuelson, Stephanie Sauby, Brent Schmidt, Christopher Scott, Charles Singer, Beth Sletten, Ali Smith, Christine Shruck, Angela Turner, Joseph O. Tucker, Rebecca Votel, Terri Wilgren, Austene Van Williams, Craig Wilson, Michael Winston, Angela Young, Dan Nichols - extra talent
Crew
  • Robert Borm - producer (Point Of View Films)
  • Randee St. Nicolas - director
  • Sotera Tschetter - art director
  • Sean Cheesman - choreography
  • Marco Mazzei - cinematography
  • Bob Flood - film editing
  • Mitchell Sinoway - film editing
  • Dan Jagunich- assistant editor
  • Kathi Scovel - production manager
  • Bill Felker - lighting director

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Gett Off 5:36 Gett Off (1992, home video)

Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection (1992)
Prince streaming video platforms (2017)
Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)


 
Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Gettoff single.jpg

and Pink Cashmere videos.

References
1990
The Question Of U
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1991
Gett Off (Houstyle)