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California Gurls” is an electropop song by American singer-songwriter, Katy Perry. It serves as the lead single of her upcoming third studio album, Teenage Dream. The song features rapper Snoop Dogg, and was produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Benny Blanco.
The video was directed by Mathew Cullen. Filming of the video began on May 14, 2010. The video premiered on June 15, 2010. While being interviewed by MTV, Katy explained why the main idea behind the video had to do with candy, rather then incorporating a beach theme.
In the music video, Perry is a game piece in Candyfornia’, a game based in poker and board games. The settings are inspired in part by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the board game Candy Land, with much of the set decorated with cupcakes, ice creams, candy floss and lollipops. Gummy bears are also a recurring theme throughout. Some California landmarks also appear, like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Sign and some West Coast beaches which were all made out of confectionary.