In 1999, 23-year-old singer-songwriter Bree Sharp recorded “David Duchovny,” a fangirl ode to the male star of The X-Files. After the demo tape proved popular in Duchovny’s trailer, two X-Files assistants created a celebrity-filled music video as a gag for the show Christmas party. A grainy bootleg of the video quickly went pre-Youtube-viral among X-Philes. Twelve years later, a high-definition version of the “David Duchovny” video sees daylight for the first time.
Bree Sharp said in an interview with Rolling Stone about “David Duchovny”: “The
song is about David, but it’s also about the way fantasy and reality can blur. [...] And how giddy, hot and excellent that can be.”