@JosephKahn Obfuscating and disassociating "concentration camps" from the Jewish Holocaust is a very bad thing. People were gas… https://t.co/zaBjIhRWFt 1 day 17 hours ago
@JosephKahn 2020 is going to be like Bernie Bros and Jill Stein but 10x. Trump gets 4 more years. Earth only gets 2. Everyone dies in 2022. 1 day 17 hours ago
@questlove Diallo has called me 50leven times about his damb walk-on song since before + https://t.co/fCBjzslZD9 4 hours 3 min ago
@Videostatic RT : JUST IN: Childish Gambino's "This Is America" wins Video of the Year at 2019 https://t.co/Iq0tyLPMY7 6 hours 53 min ago
@JosephKahn Just argued with two types of people about AOC's concentration camp comment. 1. Yes they're Nazi concentration cam… https://t.co/Kd1WPmQCrj 1 day 14 hours ago
@florencemachine 🌷New stage show coming to Hyde Park. 13th July. One night only. Illustration by Fee Greening 🌷 Find tickets… https://t.co/XS638sdBi0 1 day 14 hours ago
@JosephKahn We live in a world where words are meaningless because everything is apparently a construct. No one needs to be tie… https://t.co/vjDdkmT1VZ 1 day 13 hours ago
@JosephKahn So far from the Democrats: slavery reparations, gay reparations, eradicate student debt. They've locked up the black gay student vote. 6 hours 8 min ago
@JosephKahn It’s 9:30 AM and I’ve already won Twitter for the day. I should take today off. https://t.co/ygZkovbZo9 1 day 6 hours ago
@JosephKahn Then you did not answer the question. What is your solution to illegal immigration if you are not… https://t.co/jJkfkZR4ps 1 day 7 hours ago
@Videostatic Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello "Señorita" (Dave Meyers, dir.) https://t.co/RtGrFCY5La 1 day 3 hours ago
@JosephKahn This man will achieve great things in life. https://t.co/Th7ktzCzUd 16 hours 56 min ago
@JosephKahn So then you are in favor of mass detaining them in enforced centers. 1 day 7 hours ago
@JosephKahn Your reading comprehension needs work. 17 hours 34 min ago
@JosephKahn I know a couple crew/friends who have been taking a lot of their income to pay off student loans and are about to b… https://t.co/DLZLkTTcKn 5 hours 4 min ago
@JosephKahn Therefore no split definition of concentration camp but a direct accusati… https://t.co/y3CRVJXrcJ 1 day 16 hours ago

Diane Martel

THE 1975 "Love Me" (Diane Martel, dir.)

Director Diane Martel conjures up a very '80s, yet very contemporary video for The 1975 that's so ridiculous you might wonder if it's a joke. Fear not, fans: It is.

Singer Matt Healey released a statement with the video release saying, "With 'Love Me' we wanted to capture the neon-hued enthralling acquisition of success and excess, the screaming momentum, the sexy daze. Everything is REDICULOUS! But, is it? The only art worth any investment is art that makes one feel personally addressed. A simple truth, or set of truths, that galvanises an awareness and passion within an individual and in doing so immerses the individual into a sense of shared experience and community founded upon that same personal connection or experience. Too many artists care what others think. We are for the ‘community’! A non-linear observation on everything that has been and what will become. A lack of understanding of the world we are living in. The post-ironic notion of the modern world. Selfie mythologizing. Creating how we consume. Fragments of culture. Not settling for what you’re given. WE’VE JUST COME TO REPRESENT A DECLINE IN THE STANDARDS OF WHAT WE ACCEPT."

And then, he jumped back in the hot tub with his champagne.

Nicki Minaj f/ The Game "Pills N Potions" (Diane Martel, Geoffrey Lillemon, dir.)

Silly Rabbit, don't you know tricks aren't just for Miley Cyrus? Nicki Minaj has been pushing out transgressive videos since jump, but "Pills N Potions" carves out territory that seems custom-made for Tumblr (or sad MDMA trip). There's out-there animation, some revenge at her lover — gamely played by The Game (no pun intended) — and tears that fall like metallic sheets of rain, all in a 4x3 set-up to accentuate the occasional lo-fi, but always hi-impact visuals.

Nicki Minaj f/ The Game "Pills N Potions" (Diane Martel, Geoffrey Lillemon, dir.) TEASER

We'll have to a wait a little longer for the full blast, but Nicki Minaj has unveiled the first taste of what she's been cooking up with director Diane Martel and vfx artist Geoffrey Lillemon. The same absurdist touch from the "We Can't Stop" video is evident here — Hello, bunny rabbit drug dispenser — plus an unadorned styling look that serves as a pallette for metallic tears, purple clouds surrounding The Game, and what's sure to be lot's more...

Robin Thicke f/ 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar"Give It To" (Diane Martel, dir.)

It's not the Lingerie Bowl, but this game of Twerk Football gets close thanks as Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar make a convincing case that next year's Rose Bowl Parade should include an Ass Float. 

The video also pulls the second half of the Robin Thicke + Miley Cyrus VMA performance into focus for those who were befuddled by the battling parade dancers and Foam fingers. And also, Thicke's Referee meets Beetlejuice suit.

Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop (director's cut)" (Diane Martel, dir.)

With the original version now in the VEVO Certified zone of over 100 million views, there's no harm in losing views to the Director's Cut that's been newly unleashed.

This time director Diane "Diamond" Martel gets a big title credit upfront — which is more than deserved — and all the product placements have been wisely severed off like a pesky ankle monitor, but it's the other changes that should grab your interest, since A/B'ing the original and this Director's Cut can serve as a lesson in how you can cut two very different videos from the same footage.

This is sexier, more salacious and a bit sillier — for example, a Karaoke segment, which takes up a prominent position — and presents a great What If issue, where you can imagine if this cut would have generated the same response and results as the official version.

Director Diane Martel Goes Shot By Shot on Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop"

I like how we're studying the Miley Cyrus "We Can't Stop" video like it's the Zapruder film, or The Talmud. It's certainly more fun.

Rolling Stone has a nearly scene-by-scene recap of it with director Diane Martel, who shines a light on some overlooked elements in the video — the Smoke Dicks, for example — and some of the more prominent stunts, like the Hot Dog Piñata and French Fry Skull.

Diane Martel, director: It's like a giant, fucked-up selfie... We wanted the video to be full of blog-worthy moments, but it ended up being about Miley sharing herself with her audience in a crazed way. It's exhibitionistic, and she's absolutely taking the piss out of being in a pop video"

Also revealed: Miley likes taxidermy.

Check it out at Rolling Stone.