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Watch Semi Precious Weapons' Sexy 'Look at Me' Video

Exclusive video: Lady Gaga's favorite rockers get down and dirty in a motel room

September 21, 2010 12:41 PM ET

 

“Our concept was really fucking simple,” says Semi Precious Weapons singer Justin Tranter, describing the New York glam-rockers’ new video for the ballad “Look At Me,” off You Love You. “Have me sit on the bed of a dirty motel room, while two stunning people are making love. Kind of like I'm the narrator of their sex — but making sure it all looks as real, honest and beautiful as the song is.” Watch Rolling Stone's exclusive premiere of the NSFW video, co-directed by Tranter with Cass Bird and Nicole Erlich, above. The band, who made a cameo in Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" video, will headline their own tour before returning as the opening act on the U.S. leg of Gaga’s Monster Ball tour in 2011.

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