The U.K.'s Green Party, which is led by a woman, has created a new film that relegates the competition to boy-band style clones, as part of its campaign in the run-up to the U.K. general election on May 7.
The provocative film will be broadcast on the BBC tonight. It features satirical versions of the (male) leaders of the Green Party's four main rival parties, brought together to form a fictitious boy band called Coalition. The quartet sing the song, titled "Change the Tune," in harmony, demonstrating how similar all their policies sound.
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The four men are current Prime Minster David Cameron (Conservative Party), his deputy Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat), Ed Miliband (Labour) and Nigel Farage (UK Independence Party). The only real feature that distinguishes the four men from one another is the color of their ties.
The film was made by Creature of London. Read the story at AdAge.com.