Friday, May 6, 2011

Who are you trying to get crazy with, ese? Don't you know I'm loco?

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Even though the song is revoltingly bad, Lady Gaga's "Judas" video is by far my favourite of her offerings so far. The New Testament/ Chola aesthetic works on every level and the shots of Gaga and Jesus have a stunning tableau vivant quality.


Gwen Stefani also rocked the chola/ chicana vibe in her stupendous "Luxurious" video.


A friend tried to describe this video to me before I had seen it, and I remember she used the phrase 'a plethora of piñatas'. This remains one of my favourite groups of words ever.

2 comments:

Mathieu said...

Judas is WAY better than Born This Way was (song wise).

I was disappointed not to see the Givenchy crown of thorns though....budget cuts?

Shazzy said...

Oh man I so don't agree re song - that disco chorus kills my bones. You are SO right, however, about the crown. I actually thought it (the crown) was very Baz Luhrmann in a good way, but now that you've brought the Givenchy to my attention it just seems absurd!