It's Russia day! First Hugh now t.A.t.U.
In the same way t.A.t.U.'s previous, faux-lesbian incarnation was ridiculously obvious and yet hard to resist (the brill "All The Things She Said" was catchy enough to gain them airplay and notoriety in the U.S.A.), I find myself drawn into their new, blatantly sensationalistic video for the song "Beliy Plaschik (White Robe)." It's so intentionally provocative it's either juvenile or obscene or both or neither—if you watch, be sure you watch the shock ending, too:
Amazing how the Sara Gilbert one has vamped out and the boyish one has become a mom.
t.A.t.U.'s 15 minutes might seem well up (at least in America), but Mischa Barton will be starring in the film You And I (Finding t.A.T.u.) as "Lana Starkova," a baby dyke who falls in love at a t.A.t.U. concert and gets mixed up with the wrong people. Isn't that how t.A.t.U. were formed, by the wrong people? Along with the film will come t.A.t.U.'s third English-language CD, Waste Management, perhaps an editorial comment about their shady ex-Svengali.