Saturday, 13 March 2010

Telephone by Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé... WTF?!

I know this isn't a typical piece to find on here, but I just had to mention it. The new short movie for Lady Gaga's song Telephone is probably more bizarre than most of the Art-House films I've seen put together.

The song is about the two singers in a club, trying to have fun but their phone keeps ringing because their partners are trying to get hold of them. Needless to say, this becomes a little annoying and in the song they request that the men stop 'telephoning' them. But this music video/short film has taken a different approach. Lady Gaga's put into prison, and it is Beyonce who rescues her. Unfortunately, they don't stay away from the crime scene for too long as they then commit a mass homicide.

Right, this seems like a pretty cool idea for a music video but you just become completely confused. Lady Gaga's outfits include police tape, Diet Coke cans, telephones, and a lot, and I mean a lot of skin (Listen out for the joke about her having a penis near the beginning). And this whole lesbian vibe you get from them seems a little uncomfortable.

It's looks to be themed on Thelma and Louise - A female buddy road movie. The two obviously work well together because they're both pretty bizarre when it comes to their music. If you've seen the music video for 'Video Phone' you'll understand. They're not afraid to be sex objects, clearly. And when watching this movie you're either completely in love with them or completely freaked out. I've never been a fan of Lady Gaga, but I have to say as crazy as this film is, it's pretty damn fun to watch.

It ends with a 'To be continued...' title appearing on the screen and you're left wondering what the hell is going to be done next. The end credits are run backwards, and a logo for 'House of Lady Gaga' productions appears suggesting she's actually had quite a big influence over the general theme of this short. Yes, that is obvious as it says she's executive producer etc. but usually it's the company that have the final say. She seems to be completely in control over every aspect from costume to editing. Which evidently leads this to be on the more surreal side of life.

So, if you want to be completely freaked out/aroused/humoured then youtube 'Telephone Lady Gaga Beyonce music video. It's the one that's around 9 minutes long. Prepare yourself.

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