San Francisco surf-pop duo Girls have declared their new video for Lust For Life has been sanitised in the editing suite after an original version was filled with ‘gay porn’.

The band’s guitarist Chet White claims that the “Hardcore XXX Edit” of the track’s promo isn’t even as rude as it could have been.

It got cut,” he told Pedestrian.tv. “I’m kind of upset [the original] didn’t get put out, actually. There’s a gay porn version we were really pushing for that was incredible, like nothing else. But at the same time, it’s really beautiful – about two people who love each other. We’re from San Francisco, so it’s not a surprise to us.”

White says the band made the video as a retort to their record label’s request for a clean version that could be played on MTV.

“We would laugh about it, then decided to make a really dirty version. We did the whole thing as a joke, sort of, but it was done with people we know and who trusted us, and knew were going to make something that was going to be pretty.”

The Guardian reports: “there are nude girls in bathtubs, men putting on lipstick and, er, singing into penises”.

Obviously, you’ll be curious (not as in gay curious, not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course, oh, you know what we mean) to see it, so go here.

Meanwhile, if we can have your attention back, please, the band have downplayed their reputation as carefree druggies. White said: “There was a time we did use drugs.com [the band's Myspace page infamously lists the site under 'website'], you don’t want to get ripped off on your pharmaceuticals that you buy on the street. You want to know what you’re taking. It’s not really prevalent in the band any more. But we did, but no longer do.

“It hindered the creative process. We’d record out some of the tracks on the record and you’d hear mistakes all over the place and that was because we were high and lazy and didn’t care. But it adds to the overall sound. It wasn’t intentionally a drug album, or have drugs linked to it. But I guess it is a drug album.”

White continues to explain how their reputation got away from them:

“It was silly because that was all we talked about and that that was all we did, but it was blown out of proportion. I’d say now that most bands probably do more drugs than we do just from experience. We just felt like we would be uncensored with people. We were just these two guys that made a record in our living room basically and we started to get phone calls about interviews and we were just laughing in the back of heads when we told people we were on drugs because it was funny to us.

“The whole process was very contrived, we were getting a kick out of it and we were entertaining ourselves and entertaining the interviewer. But we were very naive, pawns in a little game and didn’t know it could get so blown out of proportion”

Consider the record set straight.