VIDEO: Beyonce feat Lady Gaga – Telephone

Wow, I don’t even know what’s going on here, but I like it. After seeing Ms. Gaga and Beyonce out in LA I’ve become new found fans of both acts, and even though I’m not feeling their last vid for “Video Phone,” I’m sorta digging this….and I don’t know why. Actually, I do know why 🙂

My fellow Connessseur of Culture, Benhameen of Please Don’t Stare links to the breakdown of the video from True/Slant. Interesting:

Both Gaga and Mayne get Los Angeles and Southern California on a fundamental level. Rather than try to resolve the disparate, complex and conflicting forces in modern society, why not highlight them? Celebrate them?

It’s a viewpoint unique to Los Angeles, a city that’s maddeningly dysfunctional to outsiders, but from the inside is nothing short of a kaleidoscopic fever dream of possibility.

I think I missed all of this when I was in LA last January. Fail.

However, as much as I admire GaGa and Bey, I gotta say…it looks like they might be trying a little too hard with this one. What do y’all think?