Posted Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 12:57 PM
A month after Lady Gaga went all sci-fi for her "Born This Way" clip , Katy Perry makes a similar trip to outer space for her latest video, "E.T.," which was just released a few hours ahead of schedule . The eye-popping video is directed by Floria Sigismondi , who directed The Runaways . Perry plays a lissome alien who roils around in space, downloading images from Earth (I think), before touching down on a barren wasteland and meeting a charming little robot. Luckily for the besotted space-girl, the robot turns into a handsome man who, presumably, has all the right equipment to match hers (
We will agree with
Vulture's Willa Paskin
here: The implicit correlation between "albino African American man" and "alien" seems poorly thought out, at best.
Regarding Katy's makeup, beginning around 3:00: That's a Trill reference , right? Right?