On Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET, fans will finally get to see the “Telephone” video by Lady Gaga , featuring collaborator Beyoncé and pals Semi Precious Weapons. Shot in California in February and directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the video has Gaga’s little monsters salivating in anticipation of its release.
Although we don’t know everything that’s going to happen, there are certain leaked details that are giving us a few ideas of what we can expect — Lady Gaga is in jail, Beyoncé breaks her out and from there, we imagine, the two have some wacky adventures that include them stopping at a desert diner. So far, here are the clues we’ve gathered:
Lady Gaga will be wearing some crazy outfits. In leaked photos , she’s been seen wearing everything from crime-scene tape to American flag garb to a telephone-shaped eye patch made from hair. She’s also been seen in a studded leather jacket and a sparkly strapless dress, with cigarette sunglasses on, covered in heavy chains. Beyoncé also appears to be getting her fashion on in a military-style, jewel-encrusted blue top.
Gaga was inspired by Quentin Tarantino. Uma Thurman’s ride from “Kill Bill” appears in the video and Semi Precious Weapons confirmed that the video certainly had nods to Quentin Tarantino, something Gaga and Beyoncé also touched on in their “Video Phone” clip. “It’s very Tarantino-inspired,” frontman Justin Tranter shared. “Sort of like violent melodrama glamour.”
She got “crazy” and “magical” on set with Beyoncé. “It’s gonna be so crazy,” B said about working with Gaga on the video. And, Semi Precious Weapons added that the girls are kind of “magical” together . “Obviously, Gaga’s one of the greatest music visionaries of our time,” Tranter said. “And Beyoncé is one of the greatest visions of our time. She is a music visionary too.”
This video will leave “Bad Romance” in the dust. Simply put from Gaga herself , “I feel so bad for the ‘Bad Romance’ video ’cause the ‘Telephone’ video’s so much better. [Beyoncé’s] really a great friend of mine. We have a lot of fun working together. We’re so very different in our approaches, but somehow when we come together it’s really magical. I’m very excited for everyone to see the video.”
The clip picks up where “Paparazzi” leaves off. Both Beyoncé and Gaga herself have confirmed that the video picks up where the other Åkerlund-directed clip, “Paparazzi,” leaves off. So what exactly does that mean? Well, perhaps the “Paparazzi” heroine has been jailed for the crime of killing her lover (played by “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgård) and now it takes the one and only Beyoncé to bust her loose.
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