Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Filthy/Gorgeous" by Scissor Sisters

Birthday wishes go out today to Ana Matronic, the female component of Scissor Sisters; here she's given more to do than usual, with amazing results. While the accompanying video doesn't clearly show whether or not she's filthy, it definitely does show how gorgeous she is!

Filthy/Gorgeous originally appeared on the band's eponymous debut album, released in 2004*; the track was the fourth and final single from the album, and released in January 2005. Two videos were made by pseudo-pornographer John Cameron Mitchell - a raunchy one and a tame one; thanks to the heroic quantities of porno I've watched, I can't tell which one this is. I suspect even his raunchy version would leave me as nonplussed as though I were watching a soap opera. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it for what it was, even though it bears a better resemblance to sci-fi than porno.

Alas, this version eliminates Ana Matronic's spoken monologue in the middle of the song, which has always been my favourite bit of it; try though I might, I've been unable to find a video with it in...

All of which leaves me wondering: Is there a plot to silence Ana Matronic?

*February 2nd in the UK, July 27th in the US...
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Seumas Gagne said...

I feel for Ana Matronic sometimes. Jake Shears is clearly the lead singer and Ana is frequently relegated to singing harmony on some passages.

She must be happy, though, or she wouldn't stay.

michael sean morris said...

I considered it an omen that you and I were considering the plight of Ana Matronic just days before her birthday; I couldn't not publish this post given that - the cosmos would never forgive me!