You all know that I adore Roisin Murphy.
That woman can do no wrong for me. But I have to admit that I am a bit underwhelmed by her new video for "Movie Star." What is it that I just saw? I might be totally missing the point of it.
After looking at it a few times, I must conclude that it just isn't all that sleek, stylish and chic that I've come to expect from her.
I love the drag queens, transgenders and eccentric left-field types that parade around in the video, but as soon as the singer starts making out with a giant red lobster she loses me. What in the world is that? The video takes a turn that is a little too horror for my taste with strung out, bloody zombies running around in the street. It's like a scene from 28 Days Later.
But fear not! One questionable video will not undo my love for Roisin Murhpy. And this single should be, will be and has to be a hit. Go buy it.
UPDATE: Thanks for your comments. It turns out that I did indeed totally miss the point. Smrtmkny notes that the video is a homage to John Waters' Multiple Maniacs where Divine is raped by a lobster. The video concept and execution makes a lot more sense now.