Bey’s glorious visual album Lemonade has been released to the world, containing 12 songs plus an hour-long visual component, and it hasn’t taken long for spoofs and parodies to ignite the internet. For those of you unfortunate enough to have not seen it yet, Bey’s visual component essentially chronicles what’s believed to be her turbulent relationship with Jay, intersecting civil rights, feminism, and a search for identity into an aesthetically compelling film. Pretty powerful stuff, right? Please, do yourself a favour and watch it. Here’s the teaser below.
So who would be brave enough to spoof Bey? None other than James Corden, of course. As part of his Late, Late Show, Corden created ‘Lemonjames’. “James Corden”, according to the show, “takes his audience on the journey to a Late Late Show monologue”.
“I try to write a monologue for you night after night,” begins Corden accompanied by Bey’s opening number ‘Pray You Catch Me’. There’s some pretty uncanny resemblances in the spoof. And Corden in lingerie seductively squeezing lemons and pouring sugar into a jar has to be a highlight. Disturbing for some? Maybe. Pure gold for the rest? Yes. Only Corden could turn such a sobering piece into a comedic gem. Check out ‘Lemonjames’ above, and flick the through the gallery to spot the rather-impressive similarities between the two vids.
- Words: Louis Hanson