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Wrist Cuffs used by Felicia Day in "(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar"

Wrist Cuffs used by Felicia Day in "(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar"

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Wrist Cuffs used by Felicia Day in the music video for the 2009 song, “(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar.” Actors from the web series, The Guild performed this song written by Day and composed by Jed Whedon. The cast of The Guild dressed as their own online “avatar” in the video in this comical song about gamer culture. “(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar” reached one million hits on YouTube in less than two days and garnered over 27 million hits since its initial release on August 17, 2009. This song is reflective of the burgeoning internet community of the early 2000s. Felicia Day’s success as a female web series creator, gamer, and writer is also notable because video game culture is predominated by men.
Object Name
Wrist Cuffs
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 8 in; 5.08 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
2017.0190.06
accession number
2017.0190
catalog number
2017.0190.06
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Exhibition
3 West New Acquisitions
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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