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Offline Aloysius J. Gleek

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Hmmmmm.

She's a hoot, that girl. I think it's an insane mash-up of ABBA, Madonna, David Lynch (Dune the movie), Madonna, Mel Brooks (Springtime for Hitler), (Did I mention Madonna?), and--Gaga.

And did I mention--it's very danceable.

(But of course. What else?)



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niqrrmev4mA&feature[/youtube]




Also:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/08/lady-gaga-alejandro-video_n_604554.html

Lady Gaga 'Alejandro' Video:
Homoerotic Military Fantasy




Lady Gaga's video for 'Alejandro' is out in full, watch it below.

Gaga describes the video as "a celebration of my love and appreciation for the gay community, my admiration of their bravery, their love for one another and their courage in their relationships. In the video I'm pining for the love of my gay friends--but they just don't want me to be with them."

The 8+ minute, military fetish short film is directed by Steven Klein.




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Lady Gaga and Steven Klein offer up 'Alejandro' [video]
June 8, 2010 |  1:51 pm


Gone are the days, little monsters, of the bubble-gum girl-on-girl action we got in Lady Gaga's video for "Telephone" featuring Beyonce.

The Lady unleashes a video today for her track "Alejandro" -- and while the ditty is a Spanish-style salute to intense suitors everywhere, the visuals are more on par with a band of methadone patients traveling the Eastern Bloc with a production of "Cabaret."

Directed by longtime Madonna collaborator Steven Klein, Gaga takes us to a deconstructed world of androgyny, where perfect male specimens dance their love out in glossy black pumps, and upside-down crosses adorn lady parts.

Speaking of which, there are several controversial uses of religious imagery, including the aforementioned cross decoration and the swallowing of a rosary necklace. And then there's her machine-gun-barreled pointy bra. And a funeral procession with a barbed-wire-laced heart on platter. And ...

Oh, just watch Gaga's "Alejandro" already -- it's definitely sexually suggestive, so be aware of that before you click "play" -- and tell us your thoughts in comments.

-- Matt Donnelly







http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2010/03/will_steven_klein_do_lady_gaga.html

Can Steven Klein Do Lady Gaga’s ‘Alejandro’ Video Justice?
3/23/10 at 4:35 PM





Steven Klein will reportedly direct the video for Lady Gaga's next single, "Alejandro," even though her next single should probably really be "Monster," but whatever. She'll probably make no less of a spectacle of herself with the "Alejandro" phase, especially with her faux Spanish accent, which sounds ridiculous on the track mixed with her faux forties movie accent. However, Klein is primarily a fashion photographer, and Gaga has relied on video directors for her past videos. She hired Jonas Ackerlund for the epic "Paparazzi" and "Telephone" videos, and music-video and film director Francis Lawrence did the "Bad Romance" video (which we actually slightly prefer to the "Telephone" video, if only for the McQueen).

Klein's recent video credits include a viral short for Madonna's D&G sunglasses campaign. However, he could be a good fit for "Alejandro" because, as we saw not too long ago in W,  he knows how to make Latin men look good. But this being Gaga, she's likely to not do a literal interpretation of the single for the video. After all, what did the "Telephone" video concept have to do with the song? They danced a little bit and talked on telephones, but that was about it. The rest just looked like something she felt like doing because she had a big budget and could. It will be interesting to see if, for the Alejandro phase, she finds a Jesus Luz of her own to cart around with her, kind of like how she wore a telephone on her head while promoting "Telephone."











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Lovely, John!  I'd add a few influences:


 Moe Howard,

 Joanna Lumley (Avengers era),

 and this:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7izFsmS4EZs[/youtube]

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Having watched the video, I cannot help but think maybe Imogen Coca had returned from the dead in hopes someone might appreciate her.
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Lovely, John!  I'd add a few influences:


 Moe Howard,

I'll add another influence...


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Ooops! Caught!
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Dc2jpjaxc&feature[/youtube]



http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/06/hear_a_lady_gaga-ace_of_base_a.html
6/14/10 at 1:09 PM
Hear a Lady Gaga–Ace of Base ‘Alejandro’ Mash-Up
This one's dedicated to all the
"but 'Alejandro' sounds exactly like 'Don't Turn Around'"
believers out there.

"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"