I recall being a little bit confused when I first read that Natalie Portman and freak folkie Devendra Banhart were dating. Now they've taken their love to the next level: appearing together in his new Bollywood-inspired video, Carmensita.
I'm not entirely sure what to do with this, intellectually-speaking. The Quirk has always taken a shine to India (cf The Darjeeling Limited), so this video is at once completely in keeping with one of the basic tenets of quirkdom (reappropriate the exotic by critiquing the notion of exotic while embracing its visual cues anyway), and yet, knowing this full well, I can't stop banging my head against my computer anyway. I'm not sure if it's the fact that I still can't wrap my head around the Portman-Banhart coupling, or if it's the "let's do a Bollywood video!" thing, or if it's just that at this point the Quirk, thanks in part to Natalie Portman, has become so mainstream so as to simply be ... the Norm.
[Addendum: Can someone please confirm/deny that that is Chloe Sevigny, in blue face paint, as Kali?]