One Direction’s “Steal My Girl” Video: Watch Them Go For The Fellini-esque…With Danny DeVito

Robbie Daw | October 24, 2014 8:35 am

Countless teaser clips and photos have been leading up to today’s big moment for One Direction fans: the arrival of the music video for  “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the boy band’s upcoming LP Four. So was it all worth the wait? Let’s see what we have here…

Things kick off with the five guys on the desert-based set of the video shoot. (Looks like the much-filmed Vasquez Rocks, just outside of L.A., to us.) Then comes the startling arrival of the quirky “greatest artist of his generation,” played by Danny DeVito. He ominously informs the worried lads, “I’ve seen your work. Today we’re gonna take it to a new level.” Uh oh.

That level involves sumo wrestlers, African dancers, mimes, a chimp, a marching band and a slew of other circus performers, all throwing a big do in the desert sand while Harry, Liam, Louis, Zayn and Niall belt out their hit song on the rocks.

By the way, this is the year of cultural appropriation furor over music videos, so you might as well just kick back and wait for the uproar in three, two…

Did One Direction pull another winner out of their collective hat? Let us know your thoughts on their “Steal My Girl” video below!