I’ve been awaiting the music video of “Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Beyonce.  It’s one of my favorite songs right now, and you can always count on Gaga to bring some crazy originality to her videos.

It was finally released on Thursday, and has since been banned on MTV.  There’s a lesbian kiss, partial nudity, language, and a mass murder.  Not at all what I expected, given that the song has a storyline that is pretty straightforward.  The first time I saw it might have been a slightly censored version, but the full “explicit” one is a bit more raunchy than I remembered from when I watched it the other day.  You can watch the full version here.

As usual, though, Lady Gaga has some interesting sartorial choices– like coke can curlers, a telephone headpiece, a telephone made out of hair, and a full-body leopard print unitard.  Oh yeah, and sunglasses decorated with smoldering cigarettes.

I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this video.  I don’t love it the way I loved her “Bad Romance” video, but it’s always fun to get a glimpse into Gaga’s creative mind.

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