Want all the mind-bending visual splendor of an acid trip without the negative side effects? The flamboyant, never-dull Scissor Sisters have found the solution in their video for “Invisible Light,” in which you’ll swear you took a hallucinogenic substance and wandered through a movie theaters back in the 70s. Watch the video after the jump (but don’t blame us if you have flashbacks later).
Vertigo, The Last Temptation Of Christ, Basic Instinct — there are so many cinematic allusions here that to mention them all would be like researching a film school term paper. Suffice to say, we love the way this was shot to resemble a 60s-era Roman Polanski film, from the costuming and sets to the color (and, in certain moments, an Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue — but that might be just an accident.)
Aside from trippy tropes like stigmata, laser beams shooting from a man’s eyes, a menacing clown, and even a unicorn, the video features a very memorable, near-epic ass-grab that stands out in this otherwise quick-cutting video. This sort of over-the-top, grab-bag madness is exactly what we’d expect from the Sisters — this is one band we’re confident can match Gaga every step of the way on their upcoming tour.