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Watch: Troops in Afghanistan do Lady Gaga's 'Telephone'


For our second troop video of the day, here are some military dudes reportedly in Afghanistan, presenting their own version of Lady Gaga's "Telephone". The group dance section is really something. 

They write, on YouTube: "Prepare yourself for a fantastical journey. Right now this is the temporary version, we have more scenes to cut, and edit, however with guys always on mission it is harder to film than you think."



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  1. D:

    This is proof Don't Ask Don't Tell needs to be repealed... and replaced with a much stronger ban on gays in the military.

    Posted by: LetSodomRing | Apr 29, 2010 9:02:58 PM

  2. Why is Andy Towle continuing to promote Lady Gaga? The woman is borderline phony. Andy would be better advised asking Lady Gaga why she consistently refuses to show male-to-male interactions in her music videos. If you look at all her official music videos, every gender combination is permitted except male-to-male.

    Are you going to ask her, Andy? You'd be doing good for our community. Lady Gaga should be held accountable for her seemingly homophobic double standard.

    Posted by: jason | Apr 29, 2010 9:03:55 PM

  3. @letsodomring and jason,

    why don't you go fuck each other?

    Posted by: nic | Apr 29, 2010 9:14:53 PM

  4. dude...not everything has to be gay...just because there hasnt been a big gay sex scene in a lady gaga video doesn't mean shes homophomic..especially considering her pro-gay comments she has made several times...

    Posted by: Amaezm | Apr 29, 2010 9:15:44 PM

  5. Love it. I've always had so much respect for our troops, but this seals it!

    And Jason, why don't u go ask these soldiers if Lady G adds any value to the world?

    Posted by: patrick | Apr 29, 2010 9:21:59 PM

  6. This is great. Awesome. I love it!

    Posted by: Terry | Apr 29, 2010 9:37:05 PM

  7. The guy doing the solo is so effing awesome and extra points for costumes, too funny.

    Posted by: RONTEX | Apr 29, 2010 9:49:43 PM

  8. This is great...These guys are just having a little bit of fun in a hell hole and obviously they don't care about stereotypes. Yes, "Big Rob" (red head) can really move!

    Posted by: AngelaChanning | Apr 29, 2010 9:58:25 PM

  9. No-one is asking for full on man-man sex in Lady Gaga's videos. Far from it. I'm simply saying that she should show man-man stuff in the same style she shows man-woman and woman-woman. She's definitely got a double standard at the moment, one that reeks of pandering to the "ewww, I don't want to see two men kiss" mentality.

    Why aren't members of the gay media asking her this question? It's a simple question, and it's not going to go away? Hold her accountable.

    Posted by: jason | Apr 29, 2010 9:58:52 PM

  10. I don't believe for one second that they are actually in Afghanistan or that they are real soldiers.

    Posted by: Pace | Apr 29, 2010 10:11:29 PM

  11. Fuck Lady-Gag me,and fuck every uppity bitch queen who's obsessed with her.You all are probably the same arrogant homos who probably bash Madonna or even Mariah Carey everytime the impulse strikes.You get pissy when someone bashes your "beloved" Lady Gaga,but you do the same to other more established pop divas,like you did to Christina Aguilera the other day.Fuckin' hypocrites.Im glad Im not into that whole diva thing and I find it a complete turn-off when some queen starts bitchin about pop divas.

    Posted by: Rocky | Apr 29, 2010 10:16:31 PM

  12. @jason: with all of the wrongs in the world, this is where you focus your energy? You're borderline hysterical, buddy.

    You can't take a moment away from your strident indignation to watch a cute cub solo his way into the hearts of men and women?

    Don't be such a downer, sweetheart.

    Posted by: theo | Apr 29, 2010 10:22:51 PM

  13. This can't be real, but if it is, maybe they are a) trying to get kicked out of Afghanistan for DADT or b) trying to protest DADT or c) unaware that this is gay music.

    Posted by: Ryan Ward | Apr 29, 2010 10:30:18 PM

  14. jason, shut the fuck up.

    this video is awesome!

    Posted by: KFLO | Apr 29, 2010 10:31:03 PM

  15. @Pace - I disagree completely, I think these kids are military. I've seen this kind of stuff before. It gets boring sometimes and this is one way to break up the monotony. Good for them, but if their command finds out, they will probably got in trouble for it.

    Posted by: Spongey | Apr 29, 2010 10:49:21 PM

  16. @Jason, are you insane? I'm seriously wondering. She has marched for our rights, has proformed at our fundraisers, and is one of our most vocal advocates, and yet you are under the impression she has to show two men having sex in her music videos to show her true support?

    Posted by: Thomas | Apr 29, 2010 11:07:27 PM

  17. I'm with THEO & Co. And would love me some of Big Rob.

    It's great to see these guys let off some steam and not worry about being labeled.

    Posted by: David R. | Apr 29, 2010 11:19:31 PM

  18. If a bunch of guys find some fun doing this in a place where no American should have to be, groovy. If GaGa helps them make it through a day when every moment could be their last, groovy. Anybody who has a problem with it, who gives a fuck?

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Apr 29, 2010 11:24:10 PM

  19. why on earth is it that almost all the comments I've read so far seek to hijack the spirit of the extraordinary exuberance of this video?

    spend a little time looking at the history of imagery of men at war in your off-hours. educate yourself; then stop and think for a minute. these guys and their ancestral, military predecessors; all faced the same ambiguity about their immediate future.

    as in: "I might get in a fucking humvee tomorrow and be sent skyward by a buried mine and my brief history will cease in a flash."

    sit comfortably atop your keyboard and make jokes about the sexuality of these guys. pathetic you.

    think what you will about bush's wars. he sucks, the conundrums he foisted on moral people suck; but these men put everything important to any individual at risk for a variety of reasons.

    just watch the damn video and smile. it rocks. they rock. bless 'em.


    Posted by: Marcus | Apr 29, 2010 11:39:34 PM

  20. FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC! ! ! You just KNOW they had a blast filming that!

    Posted by: phillip | Apr 29, 2010 11:59:42 PM

  21. Sick this bisexual double standard, jason! Aren't you sick of it? LOL!

    Posted by: TANK | Apr 30, 2010 12:01:20 AM

  22. Who wants to see man-man sex in Lady Gaga's videos? I don't. However, I would like to see male-male sensuality. Lady Gaga has no hesitation showing every other gender combination but she stops short of showing male-male. She's an effin hypocrite.

    When will a member of the gay media ask her why she's leaving it out? I'm still waiting. My feeling is that the gay media elite don't wish to offend a "friend" of the gay community.

    We need to be tough and unrelenting in how these dance divas are promoted by their record companies and the media. At the moment, these women seem to be designed according to the dictates of male heterosexuals. It's a case of "do not offend people who find two men kissing disgusting". It's clearly a homophobic paradigm.

    Again, when is a member of the gay media going to ask Lady Gaga about her homophobic double standard in her video marketing? Or are they too gutless?

    Posted by: jason | Apr 30, 2010 12:05:11 AM

  23. ENOUGH!!!! I'm so fuckin tired of everyone with too much time and a video camera, recreating Lady Gaga videos! Gag me with a fucking spoon!!!!

    Posted by: ventura79 | Apr 30, 2010 12:12:20 AM

  24. Don't back down, jason. You're my alpha dog of the week. Once you let them convince you that you're crazy...the terrorist's win. The sexual terrorists. Once you believe that you're just unleashing a big mess of batshit over and over and over again, then all of this was for nothing...and it will stop. War on!

    Posted by: TANK | Apr 30, 2010 12:24:29 AM

  25. Jason,
    There is plenty of man-on-man sexystuff in Lady Gaga's video for her song called "Teeth".

    Posted by: Raf | Apr 30, 2010 12:41:35 AM

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