Sunmi Reveals This Hollywood Icon Inspired The Point Choreography For “You Can’t Sit With Us”

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Sunmi‘s most recent comeback, “You Can’t Sit With Us”, has been incredibly well received by her fans and praised for its use of 2000s nostalgia and pop culture references.

The Motorola Razr featured in the “You Can’t Sit With Us” MV | SUNMI/YouTube

While behind-the-scenes at her MV shoot, Sunmi decided to let her Miya-ne in on a bit of a secret about the inspiration behind one of the most iconic moments in this new choreography.

“My new song ‘You Can’t Sit With Us’ has many dynamic choreos.” | SUNMI/YouTube 

Sunmi revealed that the cute hip pop in the chorus of the song was inspired by none other than Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe!

Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. | Marilyn Monroe Video Archives/YouTube 

Sunmi adorably demonstrated the move while explaining that one must “be coy.” She even added her own sound effects to mirror those classic Marilyn ad-libs.

“Another one is a Marilyn Monroe choreo. You can’t sit with us, oh! then be coy. Oh? Ah!” | SUNMI/YouTube 

The MV is already filled with many references to classic ’00s films and culture but this adds a reference to the 1950s film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Marilyn Monroe performing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” | Marilyn Monroe Video Archives/YouTube 
Sunmi’s Marilyn Monroe inspired hip pop | MBCkpop/YouTube 

Sunmi, being the professional she is, made sure to give credit to choreographer Kiel Tutin who has worked on such iconic choreographies as BLACKPINK‘s “How You Like That” and TWICE‘s “Feel Special.”

“The point choreo of ‘You Can’t Sit With Us’ is designed by Choreographer Kien Tutin.” | SUNMI/YouTube 

Did you notice this homage to Marilyn Monroe when watching Sunmi’s choreography? Let us know and to see her full behind-the-scenes, check out the video below: