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Kanye x Spike Jonze Short Film

October 19, 2009

Lifting this shit right from the Guardian site, sorry for the tardynessssss:

It’s a new Kanye West video, but not as we know it. The 11-minute short, We Were Once a Fairytale, is directed by Spike Jonze and shows West on a night out, drunk and behaving badly. The whole thing involves sex, vomiting and making a massive tit of himself; just your average Saturday night out in Croydon, really. Except this particular night out also ends with the disembowelling of a tiny troll. You know, the one that the rapper has ripped from his own stomach after plunging a dagger into himself in the toilets. We’re pretty sure most nights out in Croydon don’t end like that.

According to Jonze’s blog, the short film, which aired at the LA film festival in June, was due to be released on iTunes last month but has surfaced online instead. Given the video’s message of conquering your demons, or at least cutting them out of your tummy, the timing could signal a fortuitous attempt to turn something stupid (say, the Taylor Swift incident) into something clever and knowing. Of course, it could simply be a further display of West’s ego masquerading as art. What do you think?

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