Lady Gaga's 9-minute extravaganza video for Telephone (featuring Beycone) premiered today, after weeks of hype-building.
Lady Gaga once again presents a visual overload, full of pop culture, fashion and art. Taking inspiration from the Tarantino-brand of rehashed exploitation pictures - the video even features the Pussy Wagon - Gaga chews up expectation and spits it back out in lurid detail. Gaga's world is full of women, men, manly women, womanly men, fat, thin, old and young. With her videos, she's not only empowering women, she's empowering the queer. While she might be working within the constraints of a creative industry that has it's emphasis on industry and not creative, her output consistently champions non-conformity.