Movie David Bowie is just as incredible as music David Bowie. The last big-screen adventure most people recall seeing the singer in was Christopher Nolan's The Prestige as Nikola Tesla, but who can forget Labyrinth or his part as Andy Warhol in Basquiat? This time, Bowie has joined forces with his twin sister separated at birth, Tilda Swinton. The androgyny in their collaboration, a short film/music video for Bowie's "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" from his new album The Next Day (releasing on March 12), is ah-mazing.
The video, directed by Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways), is a nod to Bowie's multiple music personas, with supermodels and nefarious celebrity couples cavorting about Ziggy Stardust/Thin White Duke-style. Swinton plays Bowie's wife in the burbs. They're a handsome, stodgy couple in cardigans and sun visors until "the stars" enact a little mind control on Swinton, and she goes wild. Also, eyebrows.
This is the singer's first album in a decade, and early reviews have been extremely positive. Producer Tony Visconti told press: "If people are looking for classic Bowie they'll find it on this album, if they're looking for innovative Bowie, new directions, they're going to find that on this album too." Us? We're still looking for Bowie's Phillip Jeffries somewhere in the Black Lodge of David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.