Weird Al Yankovic’s “Perform This Way” Video Is A Total Drag

Robbie Daw | June 20, 2011 9:33 am

Weird Al Yankovic has never been so sexy, so saucy, so monstrously over the top as he is in the video for “Perform This Way,” his “Born This Way”-parodying first single off his forthcoming Alpocolypse LP. And to think — this gem almost didn’t see the light of day! Head below to watch Al decked out as the hottest tranny since Terence Stamp downed some hormone pills and threw on glitter and a wig in the Australian Outback in The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert. Weird Al’s face is superimposed over female Gaga-esque bodies in the “Perform This Way” vid…well, either that or the 51-year-old comedic crooner has been hitting the gym every day since his previous album Straight Outta Lynwood came out five years ago.

Either way, this clip is so hilariously creepy, we don’t know whether to be completely turned on or…or…oh, who are we kidding — Al’s totally got our motors running!

Oh, to be a fly on the wall in Gaga’s lair when she catches the “I’m so completely original” line in this vid, which has Al decked out like Madonna circa the Blonde Ambition Tour (i.e. the “Express Yourself” era)! Of course, Mother Monster probably has a fairly good sense of humor. (If she doesn’t, she’ll likely be blowing a gasket every three seconds while watching.)

And while a lot of these are outfits Gaga has already donned (the bubble dress and black “Born This Way” bra and underwear, for instance), we’re pretty sure there are at least a couple that we’ve never seen her in…yet. (Wink!)

What do you think of Weird Al’s video for his sexy “Born This Way” parody, “Perform This Way”? Is it taking you to the edge of glory?