David Bowie and Tilda Swinton Get Freaky in New Video

Esther Zuckerman
The Atlantic Wire

David Bowie and Tilda Swinton, just a normal couple driven insane by a couple of bizarre, androgynous celebrities. Wait, something sounds off. Well, that's still the premise of the second music video from Bowie's new album, featuring Swinton and directed by Floria Sigismondi, a frequent director of music videos probably best known for her feature The Runaways

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In the video, which plays out to Bowie's song "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," Swinton and Bowie play regular folks slowly intrigued/haunted/possessed by a group of wild celebrities who have a certain Ziggy Stardust aesthetic. Swinton begins the video with an almost Marilyn-esque do: 

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Which she, naturally, does aerobics in: 

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But soon these people start to take hold: 

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And she ditches that hair for her characteristic short and sleek look: 

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Before things get totally crazy: 

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But here's a little thing we spotted: When David Bowie and Tilda Swinton, boring couple, look at a supermarket tabloid in a supermarket, there's this headline: "Woman Goes to Oscars Without Makeup!" — under a photo of a slightly obscured, vaguely Bowie-esque woman who looks much like Swinton did when collecting her award for Michael Clayton

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