Alex Skarsgard stars in Cut Copy’s music video ‘Free Your Mind’: creepy or sexy?


The only good thing about this story is that I went on YouTube and re-watched one of my favorite videos of all time, En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind”. Anyone? I miss En Vogue. Those were some awesome ladies. I have such affection for those late ‘80s and ‘90s girl groups like En Vogue, Salt N’ Pepa and TLC. Why don’t we have more girl groups like that these days? Hardcore ladies singing about independence and social justice and sexual empowerment. Those were the days.

So, the reason I had to look up that video was because Alexander Skarsgard stars in a music video from the band Cut Copy. The song is called “Free Your Mind”. En Vogue libel! In the video (which you don’t have to watch in its entirety because it’s very… odd), Alex plays…? I guess he’s like the master of some weird cult and/or a fitness/meditation guru? There’s one reason to watch the video: Alex is shirtless through the whole thing and it’s NICE. There’s one reason to NOT watch the video: Alex is wearing a wiglet that even John Travolta is side-eyeing.

I guess there are other reasons to watch it. Alex as a mostly benevolent cult leader? Sure. The cult, I suppose, is The Cult of Viking Dong. And it’s easy to see how Alex could become a cult leader. He’s so damn tall and charismatic. You do want to watch him, wiglet or no wiglet.



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  1. bammer says:

    Always sexy. No matter what, where, when.

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      Hell yeah! Oh the things that I would do with this man. Sigh. :)

    • kellie says:

      Such a strange video, and yet-WHO CARES!
      He’s just being hot.
      I have no issue at all : )
      You are right- I would watch it all.

  2. Alice says:

    Is it just me or young Barney Stinson?

  3. Vera says:

    I liked the video, but then again, I can pretty much watch him doing pretty much anything.

  4. Aussie girl says:

    I would so join this cult of the Viking dong. Hell I would even sign a million year contract!!

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I effin’ LOVE Cut Copy so much-been obsessed with them since Bright Like Neon Love came out 9 years ago. Seen ‘em live 3 times and they are AMAZING.

    I can’t watch the video now because of work but I can’t wait to see it–they must be considered really big now if they could get Skars in a video. Good for them!

    • Amanda_M87 says:

      I’m at work too. So going to watch this when I get home tonight!

    • mia girl says:

      I love them too! Never seen them live, but I do blast their tracks very loudly in my car ;)

      Video is much like others they have. Vague storytelling with strange imagery toying with reality… but this time they have Alex as smokin hot messiah-like cult leader…. so – major win.

    • tessaa says:

      Well, he’s a fan. I’m pretty sure there’s pics of him at one of their gigs, and meeting the band. So I don’t think he took much convincing, especially given how much he enjoys being silly/weird LOL

  6. blue marie says:

    I am a member of the Cult of Viking Dong, and we’re not accepting new members. Move along, nothing to see here.. That wig is bad.

    I loved En Vogue, I always thought that was an awesome video.

  7. Sixer says:

    Har har! That’s hilarious. It’s cheered up a somewhat sh!tty day chez Sixer.

  8. Anna says:

    Ugh, I still love him, even with that budget wig.

    On another note, did another know that Amanda Seyfried dated Alex before?!
    I was reading an old magazine and she talks about dating him.. I had noooo idea.

    • Maureen says:

      Yes, and the VERY next minute was when she was lamenting in an interview that she worried about becoming promiscuous. Coincidence?

  9. Ashling says:

    He is Jesus Skars. You know, every time he wears a long wig he doesn’t look so great. But when he actually had long hair in his 20s, it looked fabulous. I wonder why no one can ever find him a good wig.

  10. Vesta says:

    Oh Alex, I’ve always felt there’s something weird happening inside of your mind. That’s why I was drawn to you in the first place; your looks were just the icing sugar.

    Seeing this I’m now sure we might, after all, and after all the pain I’ve had with your questionable girlfriend choices, have a future together. This is truly a happy day… I’m throwing a snowball into your bare chest, and you know better than well what that means.

  11. Nono says:

    I wish this were a movie.

    • whatsyourbeef says:

      Well, he does actually play a cult leader in The East (which is great), so watch that and get your wish!

  12. ncboudicca says:

    Too hypnotized by the Adonis Belt to figure out this video…

  13. Londongal says:

    **** THUD **** If he starts a cult that involves shagging the leader I am definitely leaving my entire life behind to become a member.

  14. Mel says:

    I had a dirty dream about him the other night. It was awesome. Then my husband woke me up. Sigh…


  15. tessaa says:

    SO. HOT.

    Even in that awful Iggy Pop wig.

  16. Maureen says:

    Creepy. He’s consistently creepy. So over him. Long over him. However, the photos from his South Pole training are very nice. I feel like he’s doing a photo shoot for snow gear. He’s got on a different outfit every single time.

    • Vesta says:

      @Maureen – I wonder why you are calling Alex consistently creepy… I understand that this music video is not for everybody’s taste, but outside that I haven’t so far heard of him doing anything seriously creepy exactly. To me he seems to be a fairly shy persona, who tries to be considerate towards other people [although of course it's only and nothing but my perception].

  17. Minx says:

    Card carrying member of The Cult of the Viking Dong, right here! Love Cut Copy since I caught them at Coachella a couple of years ago, but I love the Viking more. Bad wig and all.

    This looked like the perfect Tarzan audition to me! My God…that V cut!!! ****Thud**** is right! Praise Jesus Skars!!!

  18. Lucy2 says:

    The wig is terrible and the video is a little odd but interesting, but otherwise.. Dayum!
    Sign me up for that cult.

  19. Bread and Circuses says:

    Love that En Vogue song and its video. *jams*

    Skarsgard is almost unrecognizable.

  20. luv2be says:

    Why does everyone hate his wig? That’s what he was supposed to look like as Eric Northman in True Blood…at least according to the books. He never had short hair in the world of Charlaine Harris. To me, that’s the version of Eric that I always had in my mind…the 1000-year-old Viking warrior.

    • LostinSpace33 says:

      I don’t think it’s the long hair that’s the problem because you’re right, the “real” (book) Eric Northman had long hair — it’s their awful choice in wigs. The one in this video looks like one you’d buy from Party City for $10 to go with your Halloween costume! I think if he really grew out his own hair for the long-haired roles (not feasible time-wise, I’m sure) he would look hot and people wouldn’t be so quick to complain.

      As for the rest of him…MY GOD! Sign me up for the cult of ASkars Chest and Abs!

  21. I Choose Me says:

    Love that Ka!ser gave a shoutout to Envogue. Love them always and I too miss the girl groups of yesteryear.

    The video is erm, interesting and I’ve never heard of Cut Copy before now but I’m digging the song.

  22. JM says:

    The video is odd and the music not my taste but I turned it down and listened to En Vogue’s Free Your Mind. Drool all over my keyboard. I envy that chick in the video and all his costars that get to snuggle up and get personal with him. Lucky bitches.

  23. mary simon says:

    He’s a butter face. Great from the neck down. The face, not so much.

  24. FartSack says:

    How does he get his pants to stay in place. I keep hoping that there will be a form of “nip slip” if you know what I mean. I thought Alex was the hottest in TB as the long haired Sheriff of Season one. You know what that hair fells like, right? Silky, smooth, smells like mountain air.

  25. Vesta says:

    Kaiser, just forgot to give applause to your mention of your affection for En Vogue, Salt N’ Pepa and TLC – Had to just go and, surprise surprise, listen also “Whatta man” ;)
    I’m glad that you remind us that those über-talented powerhouse ladies and their music exist.