David Bowie's Got A Weird-Ass New Video

David Bowie might be 66 years old now, but he can still manage to stir up a little controversy. His new video, which he wrote himself, is for the title-track off his new album, The Next Day. It's got Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard and lots of fucked up religious imagery. Which apparently still gets people upset in the 21st century. The Catholic League has dismissed it as "a mess... strewn with characteristic excess" by a "switch-hitting, bisexual senior citizen from London" who is "nothing if not confused about religion." (It's 2013. Seriously. Calm down.) Even YouTube wasn't sure what to make of it. They briefly pulled the video from their site for violating the terms of service — before restoring it with an apology.

The video was directed by Floria Sigismondi, of directing-millions-of-music-videos and writing-the-screenplay-for-The Runaways fame.


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