Except! It's the t.A.T.u. version, which brings an entire avalanche of shit into the mix that has nothing to do with the original song, because it's being sung by Russian girls who don't even speak English, which Aaron Rose would like because it deconstructs your "music is communication" binary into complete static in a specifically linguistic way, and these particular Russian girls were (are?) also fake lesbians in schoolgirl dresses, which is about knowingly playing into objectifying stereotypes in order to commercialize yourself, which plays into Max's snap-snap-snap bullshit from earlier, and the fact that Willa Holland's always been about thisclose to going full-on LiLo anyway, plus the rapey threesome vibe in the air where girls don't ever make out unless a disgusting college-age fuckup is watching -- just like the band t.A.T.u., of which that was the entire point -- and the fact that it was a radio single right around when Willa, Taylor, Agnes and Jenny (the only age-appropriate castings in the history of the show besides like Bart Bass) would have been dancing-around-the-bedroom age, so it's both natural and innocent and really scary that they're dancing around now while Max is snapping pictures and we're watching this happen too, and... I don't think I've been this pleased with anything having to do with t.A.T.u. since... ever. Although as an added bonus disclosure, I will admit to randomly listening to this cover, an oldie but a goodie, all last week before this episode even showed up. Which does reflect on me.
Chuck's running down the stairwell from the Bedford roof, and by the way not only is he wearing a totally sweet suit with like, I don't know the word for it, but it's not piping because it's square, like on a tuxedo, but wide, like a barbershop quartet. It looks amazing. Man, when he was on the roof all in profile against the Brooklyn light pollution I was like, "And here I was thinking that I had a weird Scooby-related fetish for neckerchiefs last week that may or may not need investigating, but no: his profile really is that striking. I swear it's the hair, because I didn't find him attractive at all last year, just weird. Or maybe this show has finally broken me, because I could have sworn I used to say that about Nate too. And Dan. They were really fucked up looking at one time, weren't they? Is this just me? Did face fashion just catch up like it always does? Like did you ever notice that the random sexy ladies that were always magically appearing on like Bewitched or I Dream Of Jeannie were totally ugly, and wonder why? Or maybe it already did and I was just behind the curve. Again. It's like the Olsen Twins' Wonderful Fashion Sense debacle all over again. Is there a newsletter or something I can sign up for? Do I need to subscribe to W just to watch this show? And is that deductible?