Lady Gaga and Beyonce shot the music video for their big collaboration single “Telephone” last week in California and here are a few pictures straight from the set!
Bey and Gaga filmed acting, performance and dancing scenes inside a diner on the side of the road in the desert, then filmed scenes inside a truck named the “P*ssy Wagon,” which just so happens to be the same truck used by actress Uma Thurman in the two-part epic film “Kill Bill.” The vehicle is now owned by Quentin Tarantino (who wrote “Kill Bill”) and the writer/director was generous enough to loan it to Beyonce and Lady Gaga for the video shoot. Actor/model/singer Tyrese was also seen on the set during the diner scene. He confirmed via his Twitter page last week that he was the love interest in the clip.
According to New York Magazine, the video for “Telephone” is a continuation of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” video and includes scenes of Beyonce rescuing Gaga from prison.
The concept for the video reportedly involves Gaga getting imprisoned and Beyoncé rescuing her. As for their costumes, which are what’s really important here, the divas are said to be wearing “destroyed denim pieces” by designers Franc Fernandez and Oscar Olima. Spring’s denim explosion has been tough to accept, and downright weird much of the time, but if anyone can do the opposite for the material of what Jessica Beil did for it on the cover of Vogue, it’s Gaga and her friend Beyoncé, who owes it to the world to explore just how skimpy cutoffs can get.
According to early reports, Beyoncé may not dance in the video. At first this seems like a crime against humanity, but it’s probably only fair. Lady Gaga respectfully put her masks and crazy body stockings aside to wear a plain white leotard in Beyoncé’s “Videophone” video. Gaga has said she told Beyoncé prior to shooting, “I don’t want to show up in some frickin’ hair bow and be fashion Gaga in your video … I want to do you.” Because fashion is where Gaga outshines Beyoncé … and pretty much everyone. Shaking it is where Beyoncé outshines Gaga … and pretty much everyone. (Review the scene in “Video Phone” where they dance side by side if you doubt us.) So perhaps she owes it to Gaga to let her hips lie just this once.