We have partnered with META to share an exclusive of the alternative version of the new “American Girl” Music Video directed by Adria Petty and Jacques Naude. Starring Maya Taylor and edited by Eric Argiro.
This video is an effort to realize Tom Petty’s vision of diversity for this iconic song.
“In 2017 Tom changed his tour visuals to reflect a wide range of women and genders when he played 'American Girl’", says Adria Petty. “We are excited to carry on his wishes and continue his efforts to include representation and diversity in the visuals representing 'American Girl' as was his passionately expressed desire in the months before his death."
This exclusive “Editor’s Favorite” Cut of “American Girl” by Editor Eric Argiro is now live, exclusively on the official Tom Petty Facebook page and features an alternate opening sequence and more never-before-seen 16mm footage of the original Fillmore run in the credits, as well as a cameo from Tom’s granddaughter Everly.
Watch the “American Girl” Music Video [Editor’s Favorite Cut]
And tune in to the Tom Petty Facebook on Wednesday, December 14 at 4pm ET for a livestream conversation with Co-Directors Adria Petty & Jacques Naudé and Choreographer and Lead Dancer Maya Taylor, moderated by Tom Petty Nation Fanclub President Keith Eveland. To submit your questions in advance, please visit the Tom Petty Nation page on Facebook.