The premiere of the “Telephone” video is only a few days away, but Lady Gaga is giving her little monsters one more taste of what they can expect from the 10-minute clip.
In new photos released online on Monday, we get a better idea of what her backup dancers and guest star Beyoncé will look like in the video, which was directed by “Paparazzi” mastermind Jonas Aklerlund. In a photo posted on the Vevo blog, Gaga is wearing an American flag getup that had been seen in previous pics, and she’s surrounded by male dancers in similarly ’70s-inspired looks.
In another photo posted on Lady Gaga’s official site, Beyoncé wears a military-style, jewel-encrusted blue top. And yet another still posted on the fansite F— Yeah Lady Gaga shows B in the same top, staring at a bright red telephone she is holding.
Gaga has said that “Telephone,” which premieres Thursday night on E!, picks up where “Paparazzi” left off. According to reports, Beyoncé breaks Gaga out of jail in the Tarantino-inspired clip, which also features Gaga’s pals Semi Precious Weapons . The slow leak of photos and tiny pieces of information has helped Gaga build anticipation for the video.
“What I like about it is it’s a real true pop event,” she told Phoenix’s 104.7 KISS FM last month. “And when I was younger, I was always excited when there was a big giant event happening in pop music and that’s what I wanted this to be.”