TheEnglish Department at Florida State University
was a really neat place to meet some gnarly characters. That's where I met Michelle Sicars, one of the stars of
I remember thinking, this girl's really out there, after reading a short, quirky story she'd written about a mushroom trip-gone bad at a Dave Matthews show. It was a groovy piece, and I knew then that the world would eventually laugh out loud the way I did as soon as her shit went viral.
Fast-forward several years and her (constipated) shit did in fact go viral. With her friends Aime Carrero and Giancarlo Sabogal, Sicars' Shit Miami Girls Say...and guys video is a YouTube hit.
Check out the Q&A I did on Facebook with Sicars after cut.
New Times: I know you're based in LA now [Sicars works in television production], but did you film the video down here?
Michelle Sicars: Negative. We tried our hardest to get the right Miami "look" and props like the croqueticas of course.
So you're all based in LA?
Yes sir. All born and raised in Miami, but [we're] all living out here.
Do people on the west coast tell you that you have an accent?
Occasionally. Mostly when we've been around each other for a long time and it rubs off.
After watching the video, I get this love/hate vibe from you. The characters in the video are both obnoxious and lovable at the same time, sort of like Miami. Is that a fair assessment?
Absolutely. They're obnoxious because they speak their mind and don't hold back. But that's precisely why we love them!
It's almost like everything there is to hate about Miami is also everything there is to love, no?
Yes sir. Couldn't have said it better myself. The pride Miami people have is something like I've never seen. 98 percent of Miamians that have seen this video are proud to be someone who has this accent or know someone who has this accent.
What are some of the things LA girls say that Miami girls would never?
"Do you have soy milk?"
"I only do groceries at Whole Foods."
"Is that organic?"
"I don't know, I couldn't understand him. I think he was speaking Mexican."
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So basically the same type of closed-mindedness, but only about different things, right?
Sort of... Similar in a materialistic way, you can say, but the Miami flavor is like no other. They don't call us the "HEAT" for nothing.
For more funny shit, check out Sicars' YouTube Channel, TheWednesdayNite.