t.A.T.u. Plays It Straight

The video for t.A.T.u.’s new Russian single “220” features no heroic lesbianism, no tabloidy murders, and no firing squads–instead, Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova get their burlesque outfits out and, uh, just sort of dance for the camera. I realize it’s hard to pull off Dancing With The Stars-worthy flips, and I’m sure the listless dance moves and bored affect Lena and Yulia have during the clip is some sort of metacommentary on sexuality and “hotness” in 2008, but this clip is making me long for their more outré days, particularly since the song is quite delectable. [YouTube]