Lady GaGa finally released the UNREAL music video extravaganza that is Telephone last night, and we were floored once again with her ability to infuse social commentary into her stylized, high concept clips!!
It was like watching what would happen if Thelma & Louise met up with Quentin Tarantino going WILD at a rave in the desert, and then started talking about post-modernity and existentialism over coffee afterward!!
Well, we weren't too off-base, because our beloved wifey is talking about the concept behind her video, as well as HOW she got Tarantino's seal of approval…and his Pussy Wagon!!
"There was this really amazing quality in 'Paparazzi,' where it kind of had this pure pop music quality but at the same time it was a commentary on fame culture. In its own way, even at certain points working with Jonas [Åkerlund, the director of both videos] really achieved this high art quality in the way that it was shot. I wanted to do the same thing with this video—take a decidedly pop song, which on the surface has a quite shallow meaning, and turn it into something deeper. There certainly is a Tarantino-inspired quality in the video. I mostly love the way he uses different forms to create something new. His direct involvement in the video came from him lending me the Pussy Wagon. We were having lunch one day in Los Angeles and I was telling him about my concept for the video and he loved it so much he said, 'You gotta use the Pussy Wagon.'"
You never stop impressing us, GaGaloo!!
We can only IMAGINE what you've got planned for the world next!!
[Image via WENN.]