Here’s a fresh video for Seekir, directed by Jacqueline Castel. Now, why can Zola Jesus bite the white-on-white dance sequences of Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 3 and get away with it, while Lady Gaga looks damn silly?
‘Cause Gaga looks like a vanilla SlimJim? Also…
Left: Bad Romance. Right: Barney’s Cremaster 3. Top: Zola in Seekir, floating in some airy, alien sperm nebula and sashaying around with a geometric toothpick mask plastered to her face. So, doing pretty much the same shtick.
Normally, we like rip into biters with vigor and joy, but let’s let it go. Zola might as well be singing “Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!” too in that dulcet deep banshee wail of hers. Do not care. Gaga’s ripped off Barney. Gaga’s ripped off Marco Brambilla. Gaga’s ripped off Kenneth Anger. And called it “art.” And she’s just so awfully plain. Now Zola’s an opera-singing weirdo from nowhere woods and actually performed inside that Guggenheim cavern where Cremaster 3 was filmed. So let her do “her” thing.
Or maybe we’re just mesmerized by Zola’s shuddering jet black eyebrows permeating all that foggy bleached-out whiteness so radically. Obey the eyebrows. Yes, eyebrows. But really. Likey? Bothered? Bored?