Video: “Take It Off (K$ n Friends Version)”
Label: RCA Records
Having viewed Kesha’s original version for Take It Off, I came into this version with low expectations and I was blown away….. by this fart that they call a music video. Before we step into this doo-doo, let’s recap, shall we? So Kesha’s original version of Take It Off was about vampires who never turned into vampires vandalizing a hotel on an alien planet that doesn’t look alien at all because they were too lazy and just filmed it around the block. Now we have this version which is said to have been inspired by a lot of ’80s material like David Bowie in Labyrinth, Tron, and Revenge of the Nerds.
We begin with a leopard who is walking down a street because Kesha woke it up with her stupid song, but it later turned out that Kesha was the leopard all along. How disappointing. Anyway, everything is filmed in deep blue lighting with lots of neon, and I’m not sure if Kesha realizes that Avatar was not in the ’80s. I think I saw a male Na’vi at one point with a tie and lipstick. I’m sorry, maybe I’m not high enough to be appreciating all that I’m seeing here in this video.
Kesha and two guys who look like Adam Lambert stroll down the street and rape some random dude then they spray paint on his chest. Afterwards, they hit a club that is full of people who look just like them. As the video continues, everyone’s faces morph into various animals. I wonder why this didn’t happen with the vampire concept in the first one? I mean this animal idea in the new version here seems so much more significant. Now all of a sudden, it’s important to actually take your own ideas seriously? Crack is wack. Jeffree Star cameos in this video just to have a less-than-stellar dance off with Lady Gaga, I mean Kesha. He gets upset, tries to chop her up with a chainsaw but she ends up killing him.
I don’t quite see the 80’s inspiration in this video. For one, it doesn’t sound like an 80’s song. Two, it’s got the same old 21st century fashion sense that’s been badly upgraded from the 80’s – So maybe that’s what she was referring to when she said inspiration…? I don’t see one trace of the films Labyrinth or Revenge of the Nerds in here. I saw a few people attempt to pay homage to Labyrinth by wearing costume masks but these shots lack the atmosphere of the ballroom scene from that film, not to mention that the venetian masks used in Labyrinth were actually creepy looking. In here, it’s just like the director shoved their faces in whatever masks he could find and said “Okay, that’s our Labyrinth reference. Good. Now, more people turning into animals. Good. Next, let’s have a shot of some weirdos dancing here, next!” and didn’t even bother to make it creepy.
The style in which this video was filmed is complete and utter overkill, like someone bashing a metal chair over your head over and over, or like being locked in a car where Single Ladies is playing on every radio station simultaneously. Kesha is trying way too hard to be weird and unusual. Doesn’t she realize she is Kesha and not Lady Gaga? Where’s your style? Everything is deliberately shoved in your face throughout the whole music video, almost like a kid ripping out a bunch of meaningless pictures out of various magazines, stuffing them in one binder without closing it properly, and then saying “There ya go, are you impressed?”
So, in conclusion, we’ve got the original version which looked as if it was thought up completely by a 5 year old, then there’s this 80’s themed version which seemed like it was thought up by someone who didn’t bother to pay attention to any 80’s films. The end is nigh.
0:05 – GIANT CAT: Where’s that horrible noise coming from? I’m gonna hunt down who ever is making it.
0:14 – This must be what happened to Kesha’s face after the big cat met up with her.
0:25 – Congratulations, you are now part of the Kesha Tranny Club.
0:43 – Get the camera, this is an ‘Avatar’ moment… with lipstick.
1:06 – I guess she’s trying to redo the club scene from the movie Go!
1:45 – God, she’s really trying hard to be like Lady Gaga, this is driving me crazy.
1:51 – And here comes Lady Gaga’s lawyer with the style infringement complaint.
1:57 – LADY GAGA’S LAWYER (soft British accent): First we shall have a dance contest before my client sues you. I need to impress my tranny friends.
2:14 – Hooray, he has a chainsaw. Now go and Darth Maul this trash with no class.
2:17 – Kesha is chainsaw resistant?
2:30 – I get it, Kesha, you’re the Anti-Christ. Thanks.
2:42 – I wouldn’t drink anything from Kesha if I were you. You might as well share a pair of undies with a homeless addict.
2:58 – The fakest looking special effect in the video yet. This is supposed to be inspired by the ’80s? Even the ’80s had better special effects and they didn’t have advanced CGI.
3:34 – Ok, I think I need to check into rehab after viewing this heroin-inducing garbage.