'Telephone' starring Lady Gaga and Beyonce is out to be seen: heavy handed on the Tarantino references, huge helping of Caged Heat
, but 9 minutes 32 seconds later I had to watch it again.
It’s either brilliant or a total circus. The jury is out.
But frankly who cares because who wouldn’t want to watch a video featuring weight-lifting, grandma inmates, hot Latinas, full-on girl-fights, lesbian jail-love, and Gaga herself channeling everyone (Billy Idol, Amy Winehouse, Naomi Campbell, Josie and the Pussycats, David Lachapelle, Micheal Jackson, Bette Davis, Thelma & Louise and Betty Crocker…), plus dressing like the wonderful fashion nightmare we know and love!
Let’s not forget Beyonce in black lipstick spouting dialogue just like a "real actress" (so cute!), eating honey rolls and wearing epaulettes (Yes! Epaulettes!), riding around in a Pussy Wagon, dressing like a Texas banana and killing people with Gaga (who, for the occasion, is wearing 'Telephone Hat No. 2').
Sound nutty? Well, the damn video just gets better and better.
Some of my favorite quotes:
"I told you she didn’t have a dick."
"Police are searching for two women said to be fleeing the scene of the crime in a Pussy Wagon."
"I knew you’d steal all of my honey!"
"You’ve been a bad, bad, bad girl, Gaga!"
…plus some other crap someone thought would be clever while they were doing a lot of coke.