Taylor Swift might be going much more pop than you'd have expected — and maybe the thought of seeing her as a B-Girl, or a ballerina, or a hyper-stylized Gagaesque artist makes you very nervous, but no need to worry. It's all in fun with a "just be yourself" message, with an '80s golden age of pop video that directly references "Mickey" by one-hit-wonder Toni Basil.
Not a surprise that the new David Bowie video "The Next Day" has stirred up controversy. We have Bowie as a prophet, Gary Oldman as a Bad Priest and Marion Cotillard as a blood-spurting Mary Magdalene.
But, kudos to the Catholic League President Bill Donohue for rebutting the video with something even more offensive. I bolded the best bits. See below.
Talk about a tough gig. David Bowie is the prophet providing some rock 'n' roll at an underground religious shindig for those who like to mix a lot of sin with their salvation. Guest stars include Gary Olman as an ass-kicking and ass-appreciating priest, and seductress Marion Cotillard, who brings the festivities to an unlikely hault when she gets unexpectedly hit with a case of Stigmata.
The siren song of rock 'n' roll comes calling again for David Bowie, tempting him from his "nice life" with his lovely wife into something filled with more madness and more sex. Can he resist? Well, we already know the answer to that, but director Floria Sigismondi brings the mixed emotions to the surface in this slightly NSFW video starring Bowie alongside Tilda Swinton as his wife.