i'm NOT agog nor am i going to dissect it. my opinion? she's the 2009/2010 madonna (but more) i really don't think she's out there to do anything other than provoke and entertain. i don't think we have to spend time analyzing or figuring out meanings. let it GO y'all. it's a music video. it is NOT rocket science. she wants to sell records and she will. i'm giving her props for that. she has no voice. watch the video. see women in all states of undress. that's IT. nothing more, nothing less. it's cool, sure. it's NOT great. it's OK we don't need to spend more time on this, ok?
(p.s. i'm ONLY spending time on her because she teamed up with cyndi lauper (whom i LOVE) on the viva glam campaign. cyndi CAN AND DOES sing. cyndi can sing rings around just about anyone. cyndi is wickedly underrated)
Internet agog for Lady Gaga's provocative video to Telephone
With some grunts, G-strings, heavy product placement and an enormous amount of hype, the 21st century's take on feminism and social commentary arrived this week with the video to Lady Gaga and Beyonce's duet, Telephone. Within 12 hours of the video being released on the internet it had half a million hits and nearly as many blogs eagerly dissecting the possible meanings behind the nine-minute video.
Already being touted by some as the successor to Michael Jackson's Thriller, Telephone continues Gaga's tradition of elevating her songs with clever videos. This time she and director Jonas Akerlund have created a melange of Russ Meyers, Quentin Tarantino, Thelma and Louise and the brief incarceration of Paris Hilton to make a film about lesbian murderers, set to the lyrics of a woman complaining about people phoning her in a nightclub.
While Beyonce is clearly the more talented, her brand of sexiness looks dated next to Gaga. Bloggers have been decoding the meaning behind the sunglasses made of cigarettes, but one might just as well try to decipher the dress Gaga once wore made of Kermit the Frogs: she does it because it's funny..................