The bizarre short film starring [artist id="1230523"]Kanye West[/artist] and directed by [movieperson id="229059"]Spike Jonze[/movieperson] that debuted at the L.A. Film Festival in June, "We Were Once a Fairytale," will be available for purchase on iTunes on September 8, according to the director's blog.
The last time these two got together, 'Ye ended up bound, gagged, stuffed in a car trunk and whacked in the head with a shovel for the "Flashing Lights" video. The new short film has been described by one of Jonze's production partners as not necessarily the video for Kanye's "See You in My Nightmares," but a 10- to 15-minute movie that features the song prominently.
According to a report from The Daily Swarm, in the film 'Ye plays a drunk, belligerent and boastful version of himself at a club, where he keeps informing fellow clubgoers that the song playing over the speakers is his. He then wanders into an adjacent room, starts having sex with a woman and passes out on her, only to come to in a VIP room where he is getting amorous with a pillow. He's so disturbed by the scene that he runs to the bathroom and vomits rose petals, cuts his belly open with a bowie knife, which produces more rose petals, and then rips out a little furry demon that is living in his guts, who then is handed his own miniature bowie knife so he can commit suicide.
The movie will feature a remixed version of "Nightmares" worked over by N.A.S.A, which features Jonze's brother, known as Squeak E. Clean (a.k.a. Sam Spiegel). The Swarm described the film, written by Jonze, as walking the "fine line between aggrandizement and self-mockery that runs through all of Kanye's endeavors." The cinematography and sound design is reportedly such that it "authentically renders that feeling of being really disoriented in a nightclub."