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Monday, February 25, 2013
The David Bowie/Tilda Swinton meme comes alive in new video
The tildastardust Tumblr jokingly floated a theory that David Bowie and Tilda Swinton are the same person.
Now, David Bowie has released a new video in which he and Ms. Swinton star as aging lovers — and Iselin Steiro — looking like a younger Tilda — also appears as a "Thin White Duke" era Bowie. It's all so very confusing. Look for cameos by models Andrej Pejić and Saskia De Brauw as well. Just as in Bowies golden age of the early '70s, this is all about bending traditional gender portrayals.
Coincidence? Who knows... it's Bowie's world. We just live in it.