Katy Perry Takes You Behind The Scenes Of Her ‘California Gurls’ Video

If Katy Perry had only given us her candy-coated “California Gurls” video — set in the fictitious (uh, obviously) land of “Candyfornia,” where cotton candy grows on trees, Gummi Bears flip the bird, bras are actually just projectile vehicles for whipped cream and everything is edible — it would’ve been enough for us. But Katy Perry did us one better. She’s finally pulled back the curtain and revealed the behind-the-scenes secrets of what went into making her “California Gurls” video … besides a metric ton of sugar.

Together with director Mathew Cullen and more creative visionaries who helped bring “California Gurls” to life, Katy Perry finally answers the question many of you were wondering — why candy? — in these behind-the-scenes videos from the set of the “California Gurls” video. Katy and Mathew Cullen explain that they wanted a vision of California as a sugary, bright land of indulgence that embraced “all things cute.” And they show you everything that went into creating this magical Cali candy wonderland. You’ll meet artist-director Will Cotton, whose paintings of candy landscapes inspired the creative direction and design. You’ll meet Katy’s “California Gurls” dancers, find out which L.A. landmarks are hidden in the set, see why Snoop got gamed, see how the gingerbread man was brought to life and more.

+ Watch these behind-the-scenes videos to see the making of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” video.