Video Premiere: Scissor Sisters "Filthy, Gorgeous"
UPDATE (1/5): I found some shots of the video's censored scenes here (warning: adult content, not work-safe)
Adieu 2004! Here's to a great and inspired 2005! And let's start the year with a bang. Scissor Sisters' controversial video for "Filthy, Gorgeous" is out in Europe and now available online [Real] [WindowsMedia]. The single will be formally released in the UK on Monday. Look at the daring single sleeve art here.
The clean version of the video I initially found online runs almost 4 minutes and is mildly censored. It is taken from a broadcast by Dutch music station TMF that bleeped out words like "acid" and "shit." There is also a couple of explicit (oral) sex scenes that were morphed to become unrecognizable (yes, that was even too racy for Dutch cable TV!).
Set in a New York East Village whorehouse, the video portrays pure debauchery with Jake Shears starring as a prostitute and Ana Matronic as his pimp. Clubgoers are standing in line to pay the singer for their ultimate fantasy. Shears plays with whipped cream, licks, wrestles, rides and shares the bed with a group of females. The video has cameos from drag king Murray Hill and Charlotte Rae, aka Mrs. Garrett from The Facts of Life.
The video concludes with a carnivalesque performance of Scissor Sisters surrounded by wild dancers, colorful drag queens and leather daddies.
You can download a full-length MPEG of the video here (pay site). Read on to see more screen captures from the video.
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Look who's a finalist!
Posted by: BoB at Jan 2, 2005 8:55:54 AM
That is all.
Posted by: Kevin at Jan 3, 2005 3:29:10 PM
Yay, pelvic thrusts!
Posted by: John at Jan 3, 2005 4:51:47 PM
I wish they'd stop all that nonsense. There's nothing clever about getting anal warts off a dwarf.
Posted by: A keen critic at Jan 4, 2005 7:42:04 AM
Divine would be proud!
Posted by: Mike at Jan 4, 2005 7:01:45 PM
wonderfully done, i certainly plan on getting a copy, derrick you rock
Posted by: Dorian at Jan 5, 2005 2:59:25 PM
Divine really deserved and OSCAR.
She was THE BEST actress in the World.
Thans Arjan for such a great Work always here. I enJOY it.
Uwe in Berlin, that funky Marlene-Dietrich-Town in Germany
Posted by: UweB at Jan 6, 2005 5:15:25 PM
does anyone know where i can get the unclean version from ?
Posted by: lordy at Jan 8, 2005 10:48:47 AM
Uhh- I don't think she qualifies as a "dwarf" per se, but in any case, I think she's HOT, and i'd let her ride me any day!
Posted by: dee dee at Jan 10, 2005 3:41:45 PM
speaking from a dwarfs perspective she doesn't qualify as a dwarf. And you can only get anal warts off of keen critics too scared to post their names. PS she is definatly a hottie!!!
Posted by: Jamie at Jan 10, 2005 5:08:22 PM
Wonderful wonderful wonderful
iluv da video nd song
i just makes me swing my hips nd head.
i hope day play it at da works in kngston on da 15th feb
luv sexy ?
Posted by: sexy S at Jan 27, 2005 8:31:14 AM
Posted by: ? at Jan 27, 2005 8:48:08 AM
fab fab fab i love scissor sisters this vid is so fun and funky!
Posted by: rose at Feb 16, 2005 2:23:14 PM
Hurrah for Karis -- the wonderful hoop dancer who was featured in the video. He's amazing! If anyone wants to find out more about this crazy, hoopy thang so many of us are into, check out: http://www.hooping.org
Posted by: LisaB at Mar 25, 2005 10:16:30 AM
they are so cool ....you dont understand that!!!!! they are the best of the best!!!1
Posted by: russian guy at Mar 29, 2005 2:02:39 PM
Sex sells, sad that some bands try to compensate lack of talent with that not that I'm saying this band is like that cause I didn't heard much of them but Britney is a good example. Anyways if I wanna watch sex I get a pron vid or something like that not shit like THAT.
Posted by: Yeah.. Yeah.. at Apr 8, 2005 11:10:25 AM
Just enjoy it, I wish they'd make a video for comfortably numb.
Posted by: Billy at Apr 21, 2005 1:38:19 PM
well, i love it, scissor sisters ROCK!! i think they hav made a vid for comfortably numb haven't they??in the water??meh...well, the clip is awesoem, funky and fun and i love watching it....
Posted by: kate at Apr 22, 2005 12:23:03 AM
Who is the hula hoop wonder? A boy or a girl??? I MUST KNOW!!! names?? names????
Posted by: emiri at Apr 24, 2005 2:25:58 PM
i really wnat to know the person in the video to scisor sisters filthy/gourgous its one of the hoola hoop dancers i would liek to know the name please
Posted by: at May 17, 2005 5:42:25 AM
hello i would really like to know one of the dancers in the video filthy/gorgeous its one of the hoola hoop dancers i would really like to know the name there is a picture in one of the screen shots but a name would be great THANKYOU!
Posted by: cesca at May 17, 2005 5:45:05 AM
the best video ever!!!the hoop guy is the most beautiful man ever!!!
Posted by: Feifei at May 20, 2005 7:00:14 PM
hes name is KARIS
Posted by: athena at Jun 20, 2005 8:45:40 PM
ur all mingers
Posted by: 123..sydney..123 at Jul 8, 2005 1:20:42 AM
anyone like them
i love ss !!!!
they are amazing!!!
o love jake shears
i wish that he wouldnt be a GAY
i m not sure of that but everybody said it
Posted by: amanda at Mar 5, 2006 3:04:58 PM