Lady Gaga and Beyonce Get Explicit on 'Telephone'
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Blog, Valerie Klinker
Mar 18, 2010
Lady Gaga has officially made her own style. I never really watched that many of Lady Gaga’s video but then again I’m not a big music video person. Lady Gaga is a very popular artist. She is something els,e but I have to say that she created her own style of everything from music to her videos videos, to her types of clothing, and her dancing, etc.
Watching some of the videos I am able to say that mostly all her videos are unpredictable and kind of erotic. All the outfits that Lady Gaga wears are consistently new and different. I can not imagine seeing any other artist with outfits or clothing like hers. One thing that I would like to touch base on is about Lady Gaga’s newest video featuring Beyonce called “Telephone”.
When I seen this video I was lost and kind of speechless -- which is a new feeling for me. I mean, there is so many different things going on and the video is like ten minutes long.
The beginning of the video was mind-boggling. For those who don’t know what happened in the beginning two women officers were escorting her to a jail cell and when they got there the women stripped her and she jumped on the door with her “cock” showing. Now, just from seeing the beginning I knew I was going to see something that was unusual.
It seemed like all the women at this facility were dressed very explicit and sexual with plenty of make-up. They were working out, fighting, smoking cigarettes and other things of that sort.
In the beginning of the video there was no music it’s kind of like a mini video but during the video she kept getting a call. When she finally did answer that’s when the singing and music picked up the pace. She starts out by telling the other person on the phone she is busy and don’t feel like taking.
I heard there was a rumor about MTV not wanting to air the video but it was all a mix up they been airing it since it came out but watching the first few minutes of the video everyone is showing a lot of skin and being rather sexual. Also, there is a lot of making out with everyone boys, girls, etc. Watching everything that we see on television now-a-days I don’t think it should be a problem watching this video.
Things on T.V theses days are very graphic and realistic. Usually, there is a little note before the video starts, like: be advised, viewers discretion is advised.
I liked the fact that the vehicle that Beyonce picks Lady Gaga up in after she was bailed out was the same vehicle, or a good look alike to the vehicle in the movie “Kill Bill”. Also known as the p---y wagon.
I think that with watching Beyonce over the years and knowing that she only makes good music but is also a good artist she could have brought more than she did to the table in this video.
I mean, Beyonce has her own style, but I am guessing the reason she held back was because she did not want to take all the fame and also she was being featured in the song. I mean, it’s not like it was her own video. Both women were talking to each other like they are best of friends or something and Lady Gaga was calling Beyonce, “Honey Bee” in the video, it kind of threw me off. For Beyone’s part, she came on the and was good compared to the fact that I never heard her rap or sing over a beat like this before, but I think that she tried to be too much like Lady Gaga’s persona.
Beyonce also reminds me of Michael Jackson in her blue outfit with all the chains. This video has plenty of dancing in it especially from Lady Gaga she is a bold women. I think that this video was very creative, different and unique. I think they put a lot into it but I also think that Lady Gaga took this video as an opportunity to be more hard core because of the fact that Beyonce was being featured in it. I would tell others to view this video just to see their reaction to it, but I would also warn them that its kind of crazy and explicit -- but in a good way.
-- Valerie Klinker
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