Sorry, I know I’ve been a really atrocious blogger…
Not to get too specific, but technology has been the bane of my existence for the past couple of months or so…
Anyhow something very exciting happened last night! E news, the authority on all things vital, premiered the latest Lady Gaga music video, Telephone. The vid is roughly 9 minutes long, and I’ve seen it three times already, sufficiently investing a half hour’s worth thus far in all things Gaga.
Telephone takes off where Gaga’s older single, Papparazzi, leaves off, except this time even trippier, and most likely, with a bigger Hollywood budget. She enters the bowels of an all women’s prison, celebrating her admittance with gritty scowling and too perfect to be unrehearsed choreography. She’s not there for long though, after she is bailed out byher trusty friend Beyonce. Can you imagine if Beyonce bailed you out of jail?
In addition to mega stars Beyonce and Lady Gaga, the video features another celebrity cameo. The…um…Wagon from Quinton Tarentino’s Kill Bill! The car was a great asset to the mini-movie. Afterall, Kill Bill is about the vengeance of a peeved off Uma Thurman, and from I’ve inferred, Telephone is pretty much about killing off dudes that are mean to ladies.
The costumes in Telephone act as a third character to Gaga and Beyonce’s starring roles. The level of visual excitement is so high you’re liable to blow out your retinas. Gaga dawns everything from sunglasses made of steaming cigarettes, a bodysuit made of caution tape, and a headdress made out of, you guessed it, a telephone. This music video follows within the footsteps of all great, somewhat lengthy productions (insert Michael Jackson reference here). Sure the plot maybe a little loopy and frenzied, but in the Haus of Gaga, what else would you expect? The one thing I didn’t appreciate were all the blatant product placements. Okay Virgin mobile and special Lady Gaga headphones, we get it! Nevertheless, witty one liners and hidden details (like the appearance of Lady Gaga’s actual self, Stefani Germanotta) make this video a must watch. Telephone is a product of art and entertainment, a manifestation of all things kitschy, wild and pop.