Kylie Minogue took inspiration from drag queens for her steamiest music video ever.
The 39-year-old singer – who vamps it up with a latex black catsuit, red lipstick and a big curly blonde wig for her 2 Hearts promo – asked cross-dressing stars Tasty Tim and Princess Julia for advice on how to make her electro-pop video her most flamboyant yet.
An insider at the shoot at London’s Shepperton Studios told The Sun: “It’s just visually amazing. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen Kylie do before. Kylie vamps it up in a black latex catsuit that’s so tight and figure-hugging, you can clearly see the shape of her butt. And it looks great.
“Then she writhes on the floor provocatively and cavorts on a grand piano.”
The petite star got the idea for her video when she DJed at BoomBox – a fashionable club in east London where clientele are encouraged to dress as outrageously and camp as they like – during London Fashion Week last month.
Kylie – whose new album X is released on 26 November – was so blown away by the energy of the colourful crowd she hand-picked five people to form a band for the video.
The star asked designers Gareth Pugh and Christopher Kane to create the outfits for her and her group.
A source said: “Kylie wanted striking unusual looking people for her video. Everyone shines in camp Spandex outfits, killer heels, and vamped up make-up and lots of glitter – it all looks totally futuristic.”
2 Hearts will be Kylie’s first single since she battled breast cancer in 2005.