Thursday, November 19, 2009
Beyonce's new music video "Video Phone" featuring Lady Gaga premiered the other day. At first I didn't plan on posting about it but there were a few little things I noticed that I felt were worth mentioning.
Of course there's the usual "one eye" symbolism. This is very similar to Lady Gaga in her debut video for "Just Dance".
Beyonce's next outfit is full of duality. First of all the entire outfit, including her earrings, are black and white. There's also a black and white eye on one of her breasts. On her....panties there's the Greek Comedy and Tragedy masks. If you research these masks there original purpose was to represent duality.
To make the duality theme even more obvious they even threw in the ying and yang symbol.
I found the guys with the bags over their heads interesting. It reminded me of beheadings. Anyway, Beyonce is also wearing leopard print pants.
Multi-colored checkerboard pants. Her look is also an obvious homage to Bettie Page (dominatrix/sex kitten).
This scene was the most interesting to me. No, not because of the obvious "Roc" symbol she's throwing up, but because of the shirt she's wearing. Some thought the image was an alien but I personally say it's a mask. The earrings are what blew me away. They are the Male and Female symbols using the colors blue and red. If you've been keeping up with this blog you know that I've covered this theme a lot. At the bottom of this post I will include links to some of the posts where I've covered this theme.
Lightening bolt earrings/Phallic symbolism.
Holiday on the Moon (purple symbolism; blue + red = purple)
Christ's Musical Express ( same as above)
Magic Mirrors 3 : Future Lovers Ride
Kanye West - Flashing Lights Live
Magic Mirrors 4 : Evidence Of It's Brilliance
2009 MTV Video Music Awards
Aaliyah, Left Eye, Horus, and the Moon