Childish Gambino and American Diners

Utilizing Familiar Settings For Effective VisualStyle

Right now, hardly anyone is hotter than Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.  Showing his talents as an actor, a stand-up comedian, and a musician, he seemingly can do it all.  Because of the current political climate, Gambino’s This Is America song and video has certainly struck a chord with people of all ages.  While Glover has mostly left the video to the rest of us to interpret, the internet has analyzed it to great extent.  This is just the latest in a series of brilliant collaborations between Glover and director Hiro Murai.  In two of their previous music videos, they use a familiar restaurant setting that really lets Gambino’s character shine: the American diner.