Afghan Troops Remake Gaga's Telephone Vid
'I feel better knowing these guys are fighting for us'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2010 2:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – A flouncy, heart-felt, risqué remake of Lady Gaga's edgy Telephone video has apparently been staged by a creative group of US soldiers in Afghanistan and sparked a pointed debate on YouTube. The video features seductive partner dances, fake sex scenes and men dressed in camo and evidence tape just (not quite) like Gaga in Telephone. Poster malibumelcher says "a couple of guys located in Afghanistan" are responsible for the remake.

"Prepare yourself for a fantastical journey," he adds, promising a better version once extra scenes are added and noting it's tough to make a video "on a mission." The vid sparked a wide range of furious/adoring comments on YouTube, where responses have since been eliminated. Several watchers were "disgusted," but many found the remake "adorable." One viewer remarked: "I feel better knowing these guys are fighting for us." A blogger wrote Gawker: "Don't ask, don't tell, just dance." Another remarked: "This made me sad. Bring 'em home."