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Watch: David Bowie and Tilda Swinton Are a Match in Made in Mars in 'Stars (Are Out Tonight)' Music Video

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire February 26, 2013 at 1:01PM

Talk about a match made on Mars. Gender-skewering icons David Bowie and Tilda Swinton have yet to pair up for a feature film, but this morning the internet got the next best thing: a music video featuring the two for Bowie's latest single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," directed by Floria Sigismondi ("The Runaways").
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The Stars (Are Out Tonight) David Bowie Tilda Swinton

Talk about a match made on Mars. Gender-skewering icons David Bowie and Tilda Swinton have yet to pair up for a feature film, but this morning the internet got the next best thing: a music video featuring the two for Bowie's latest single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," directed by Floria Sigismondi ("The Runaways").

In the short, the duo play a '50s-styled married couple who are transformed via their encounter with a modern-day celebrity couple.

To many, their coupling might seem inspired, but to followers of Nathaniel Baruch's hilarious Tumblr page "Tilda Stardust," it's been a long time coming. Headlined by the tagline "Dedicated to the belief that Tilda and Bowie are one person," Baruch's blog has long made a solid argument for why that's the case via a slew of eerily mirroring photos of the two superstars.

Naturally, we asked Baruch (who works as a film publicist for Brigade Marketing) what he makes of the video: "To see the idea of the Tilda Stardust tumblr born of late-night fever dreams become a reality in this way -- from the mind of the man/woman/android itself -- is nothing short of breathtaking, even if it is just a total coincidence," he said. "Floria Sigismondi's video is a grotesque/nightmarish vision of culture gone wrong... and that is beautiful.

"As for whether this means the end of my Tumblr, I'd simply suggest that releasing a music video to 'prove' that Bowie and Tilda are two people has a distinct air of 'The lady doth protest too much, methinks.'"

Watch the video below:


This article is related to: David Bowie, Tilda Swinton, Floria Sigismondi, Music Videos