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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Katy Perry's "E.T." Video Is Pretty Awesome

I've had my misgivings with Katy Perry and her seeming lack of sincerity with her whipped-cream-tits career in the past, but with the visually-stunning video for her single "E.T."—which is #1 on the Hot 100 this week—the teenage dreamer appears to have finally given in to the idea of making some classy art for once!

I will say one last time that Kanye West is so unnecessary on "E.T." (he does not feature on the original album version). Still, director Floria Sigismondi does a good job of relegating him to the background.

Anyway, there's something altogether creepy about Katy here, particularly the scene where she's floating toward the fallen robot and her head lurches forward. Then there's the bit where she kisses the robot, her deer legs are revealed and the alien boy's butt is shown.

Pretty rad video for one of the standout songs from Teenage Dream.



I imagine there will be numerous comparison's to Lady Gaga's equally-spacey "Born This Way" video. But I'm Team Katy in this case. "E.T." is far more colorful, and much less depressing.

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5 Comments:

  • At 3:03 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    I agree about Kanye - boring/lame/same as any of his other cameos. But would this song have gotten the airplay it has if he wasn't on it???? I think the rec. company was trying to play their 4th single safe.

     
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    yeah, kanye's boring/useless/shitty here. the vid is more colorful than born this way, and it's more...stupid in plot I guess. besides the space thing (which gaga only used for about three minutes) I don't really see the similarities, tbh.

     
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