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Beyonce channels Bettie Page, Pam Grier, and Lady Gaga

“Why Don’t You Love Me” – Beyoncé from Beyoncé on Vimeo.

Beyoncé Knowles’ is one tricky lady. Just when you think she’s achieved superstar status and is headed in the direction on bland mass market appeal she does something crazy. Like star in the god damned freak show “Telephone” video with the one and only Miss Lady Gaga. Yes, I am still obsessed with that hot tranny mess.

In the “Telephone” video Beyoncé dons a classic Bettie Paige do. And in the above video for the song “Why Don’t You Love Me?” Knowles taps into many a powerful image of heroines past. People I know have seen Lana Turner and Betty Grable referenced in the video, and they’re probably there too. As is Sharon Stone in Casino, a little Pam Grier, Bettie Page, and of course, the freakishness of Gaga herself.

When you expect her to get more tame Beyoncé gets all weird on us. Just how I like my pop stars.