History Music / Tatu

18th Jul '16 8:27:20 PM hitmonkey
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** How far did Shapovalov take it? Early publicity photos of the girls in school uniforms included pictures of them [[http://www.lazygirls.info/Tatu/Look_At_My_Panties_oIX23y8?display=fullsize spreading their legs with their panties in clear view]], and pictures of [[http://i33.tinypic.com/2dwf3pj.jpg Lena sitting on the toilet]]; he also forced them to strip each other out of their schoolgirl outfits while performing on stage. Shapovalov's firing came largely from the girls becoming tired of being his FetishFuel.

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** How far did Shapovalov take it? Early publicity photos of the girls in school uniforms included pictures of them [[http://www.lazygirls.info/Tatu/Look_At_My_Panties_oIX23y8?display=fullsize spreading their legs with their panties in clear view]], view, and pictures of [[http://i33.tinypic.com/2dwf3pj.jpg Lena sitting on the toilet]]; toilet; he also forced them to strip each other out of their schoolgirl outfits while performing on stage. Shapovalov's firing came largely from the girls becoming tired of being his FetishFuel.
1st Jul '16 1:28:29 PM Anddrix
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Dangerous And Moving'' - some people consider it as a BaseBreaker album.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Dangerous And Moving'' - some people consider it as a BaseBreaker album.Moving''.
18th May '16 8:01:21 PM lilithmercy
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* DevelopmentHell: Their solo careers. Started in 2009 as the pair were drifting apart, both started releasing singles shortly after the official breakup in 2011.... and then nothing for years.
** Lena finally [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell escaped]] in 2014 with the release of her album "This is Who I Am", after ditching her label for constantly pushing her album back, and then she stopped promoting it to focus on motherhood for a while.
** Julia was apparently having even more vocal problems. She opened up in 2016 about having a thyroid tumor removed in 2012 that wrecked her voice and required 3 surgeries to finally fix. It's unclear if or when she's finally going to get back to singing.
18th May '16 7:45:48 PM lilithmercy
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** Another one in 2012. She developed thyroid cancer, and the surgery for it killed her voice. It took 3 years and 3 more surgeries for her to be back to normal.
15th May '16 6:57:27 PM CyrenaPeleman
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* HairContrastDuo: FieryRedhead and AloofDarkHairedGirl.

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* HairContrastDuo: FieryRedhead and AloofDarkHairedGirl.Lena's usually long red curly hair to Yulia's black Bifauxnen look.



** Both of them in "220".



* OlderThanTheyLook: They're 29 in the last video, but Julia looks 25, and lena could still pass for a teenager.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: They're 29 in the last video, but Julia looks 25, and lena Lena could still pass for a teenager.
19th Jan '16 7:11:20 PM igordebraga
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The most recent album, "Vesyolye Ulybki (Happy Smiles)," and ''Waste Management'' in English is also the soundtrack for TheMovie, "You and I" or it's working title, "Finding t.A.T.u." which is based on the novel "t.A.T.u. Come Back". The film features Mischa Barton and centres around two girls that meet on the internet due to their common love of t.A.T.u. Their relationship then becomes the catalyst for a series of adventures. The content of the movie has drug use, disturbing scenes and images, sexual content, and coarse language. t.A.T.u. has stated the movie will be very scandalous, and would not deal with the "love and roses" often found in films, but the real scandal and hardships that come along with relationships.

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The most recent album, "Vesyolye Ulybki (Happy Smiles)," and ''Waste Management'' in English is also the soundtrack for TheMovie, "You ''You and I" or it's working title, I''(previously known as "Finding t.A.T.u." ") which is based on the novel "t.A.T.u. Come Back". The film features Mischa Barton and centres around two girls that meet on the internet due to their common love of t.A.T.u. Their relationship then becomes the catalyst for a series of adventures. The content of the movie has drug use, disturbing scenes and images, sexual content, and coarse language. t.A.T.u. has stated the movie will be very scandalous, and would not deal with the "love and roses" often found in films, but the real scandal and hardships that come along with relationships.



* {{Blipvert}}: ''"Prostye Dvizheniya"'', ''"How Soon is Now?"'', ''"Ne Ver, Ne Boysia, Ne Prosi"'' and ''"Clowns/Klouny"''.
** The video for ''"How Soon Is Now?"'' Yulia and Lena selected the clips and their ideas were put together by editors and other technical experts.

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* {{Blipvert}}: ''"Prostye Dvizheniya"'', ''"How "''Prostye Dvizheniya''", "How Soon is Now?"'', ''"Ne Now?", "Ne Ver, Ne Boysia, Ne Prosi"'' and ''"Clowns/Klouny"''.
"Clowns/''Klouny''".
** The video for ''"How "How Soon Is Now?"'' Now?" had Yulia and Lena selected select the clips clips, and their ideas were put together by editors and other technical experts.



* {{Gayngst}}: Possibly the entire first album.

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* {{Gayngst}}: Possibly the entire first album. "All the Things She Said" is the most glaring example. (its original Russian title even goes "I've Lost My Mind")



* GrayRainOfDepression: The set for the ''All The Things She Said/Ya Soshla S Uma'' video.
* HairContrastDuo

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* GrayRainOfDepression: The set for the ''All "All The Things She Said/Ya Said/''Ya Soshla S Uma'' Uma''" video.
* HairContrastDuoHairContrastDuo: FieryRedhead and AloofDarkHairedGirl.



* LongRunnerLineUp: While there were a few pauses, Lena and Yulia performed together for 12 years until the 2011 split, with many a reunion afterwards.



* RapeAsDrama: In the video for ''All About Us,'' Yulia shoots a man who attempts to rape her and splatters his brains against the wall.

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* RapeAsDrama: In the video for ''All "All About Us,'' Us", Yulia shoots a man who attempts to rape her and splatters his brains against the wall.


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* VocalEvolution: As noted in other entries, [[MetalScream the constant screaming]] during the early days took its toll on Yulia's voicebox, and her singing voice changed as a result.
* WanderlustSong: "Not Gonna Get Us" exploits running away, with no set destination, to share their love.
13th Jan '16 10:14:19 AM igordebraga
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* OldShame: What Lena and Yulia now see their "faux lesbian" days as, and to a lesser extent, their entire time as t.A.T.u.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An anime movie, ''t.A.T.u. Paragate'', was in production, but was cancelled before its target release of Winter 2004 due to numerous circumstances, including a fallout between the singing duo and their manager Ivan Shapovalov.
13th Jan '16 10:08:17 AM igordebraga
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Infamously, they refused to perform at the World Music Awards unless provided with real guns. Lena said, "We wanted real machine-guns, but they didn't give us, so we wouldn't perform, that simple." Brazenly, after promising not to kiss on the Tonight Show, they engaged in a long, passionate wet one-- much to the alarm of anxious network censors, (and well before [[LesYay Britney and Madonna's little stunt]]). And yet, when expected to do the same on Jimmy Kimmel, they deliberately censored themselves. Yulia said, "Basically, because we like to do what we want, a lot of people are, like, 'you shouldn't do this, you shouldn't do that, you shouldn't behave in this way.' But you know what? Actually for us, we are the way that we are, and we don't really live in fear of anybody. So, if we behave in a certain way, then that's just actually the way we are."

In 2004, t.A.T.u. legally fired Ivan Shapovalov, their producer, from their project because they did not believe he took their music seriously. Yulia Volkova said, "He spends his time thinking up scandals instead of planning our artistic work. I'm sure our fans would rather hear new songs and new albums than new scandals." Lena Katina added, "He made us out to BE lesbians when we were just singing FOR lesbians. We wanted people to understand them and not judge them. That they are as free as anyone else." They reformed after Yulia had her baby in 2004 and produced a Russian album, "Lyudi Invalidy (Invalid People)" and the English counterpart, "Dangerous and Moving." Their first single was released with a similar flair of controversy, as Yulia was portrayed splattering a potential rapist's brains against the wall.

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Infamously, they refused to perform at the World Music Awards unless provided with real guns. Lena said, "We wanted real machine-guns, but they didn't give us, so we wouldn't perform, that simple." Brazenly, after promising not to kiss on the Tonight Show, ''TheTonightShow'', they engaged in a long, passionate wet one-- much to the alarm of anxious network censors, (and well before [[LesYay Britney and Madonna's little stunt]]). And yet, when expected to do the same on Jimmy Kimmel, they deliberately censored themselves. Yulia said, "Basically, because we like to do what we want, a lot of people are, like, 'you shouldn't do this, you shouldn't do that, you shouldn't behave in this way.' But you know what? Actually for us, we are the way that we are, and we don't really live in fear of anybody. So, if we behave in a certain way, then that's just actually the way we are."

In 2004, t.A.T.u. legally fired Ivan Shapovalov, their producer, from their project because they did not believe he took their music seriously. Yulia Volkova said, "He spends his time [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity thinking up scandals scandals]] instead of planning our artistic work. I'm sure our fans would rather hear new songs and new albums than new scandals." Lena Katina added, "He made us out to BE lesbians when we were just singing FOR lesbians. We wanted people to understand them and not judge them. That they are as free as anyone else." They reformed after Yulia had her baby in 2004 and produced a Russian album, "Lyudi Invalidy (Invalid People)" and the English counterpart, "Dangerous and Moving." Their first single was released with a similar flair of controversy, as Yulia was portrayed splattering a potential rapist's brains against the wall.



* AssholeVictim: Yulia's would be raist in the music video of ''All About Us.''
* AttemptedRape: Yulia almost gets raped in the music video of ''All About Us.''

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* AssholeVictim: Yulia's [[AttemptedRape would be raist rapist]] in the music video of ''All "All About Us.''
* AttemptedRape: Yulia almost gets raped in the music video of ''All About Us.''
Us".



* ConceptAlbum: "200 km/h in the Wrong Lane" is mainly about realizing and coming to terms with being gay, as well as the problems that can come with it (feeling different and being outcast). "Dangerous and Moving" consists mostly of {{Breakup Song}}s.
* CoverVersion: They once covered "[[Series/{{Charmed}} How Soon is Now]]".

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* ConceptAlbum: "200 ''200 km/h in the Wrong Lane" Lane'' is mainly about realizing and coming to terms with being gay, as well as the problems that can come with it (feeling different and being outcast). "Dangerous ''Dangerous and Moving" Moving'' consists mostly of {{Breakup Song}}s.
* CoverVersion: They once covered "[[Series/{{Charmed}} "[[Music/TheSmiths How Soon is Now]]".Now]]", a version which was featured in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.



* DressHitsFloor: Lena's clothing in the video for ''Beliy Plaschik'' or ''White Robe''.

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* DressHitsFloor: Lena's clothing in the video for ''Beliy Plaschik'' "Beliy Plaschik" or ''White Robe''."White Robe".



* SchoolgirlLesbians: Their early days were all about this image.



* SchoolgirlLesbians: In the beginning, t.A.T.u.'s manager, Ivan Shapovalov, decided to give the girls a lesbian schoolgirl image.



* TheMovie: A couple years ago, a movie called "Finding t.A.T.u." was released starring [[Series/TheOC Mischa Barton]] and [[Series/OneTreeHill Shantel]] [[Film/FinalDestination4 VanSanten]] about two girls so obsessed with t.A.T.u. that they involved themselves in a series of dangerous events.

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* TheMovie: A couple years ago, a movie called "Finding ''Finding t.A.T.u." '' (released in English with the title of one of their songs, ''You and I'') was released starring [[Series/TheOC Mischa Barton]] and [[Series/OneTreeHill Shantel]] [[Film/FinalDestination4 VanSanten]] about two girls so obsessed with t.A.T.u. that they involved themselves in a series of dangerous events.



** They run over their manager in Not Gonna Get Us
** Yulia performs a suicide bombing on Lena and her lover in 30 Minutes
** White Robe features Yulia being executed, with Lena actually giving the order
** Snowfalls has them crashing into eachother on their bikes to evade police capture (This was their last video iin Russian or English, essentially marking the group as being dead)

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** They run over their manager in Not "Not Gonna Get Us
Us"
** Yulia performs a suicide bombing on Lena and her lover in 30 Minutes
"30 Minutes"
** White Robe "White Robe" features Yulia being executed, with Lena actually giving the order
** Snowfalls "Snowfalls" has them crashing into eachother on their bikes to evade police capture (This was their last video iin Russian or English, essentially marking the group as being dead)



* WhiteShirtOfDeath: Subverted in the video of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "White Robe"]]. Julia takes of the titular robe before she gets executed.

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* WhiteShirtOfDeath: Subverted in the video of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "White Robe"]]. Julia takes of off the titular robe before she gets executed.
2nd Oct '15 12:36:50 AM Unprettier
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* KaleidoscopeEyes: Lena. Sometimes they're blue, sometimes they're gray, sometimes they're green... might depend on the lighting though.

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* KaleidoscopeEyes: Lena. Sometimes they're blue, sometimes they're gray, sometimes they're green... might depend on the lighting though.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iC53fHmaQg This]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaH0J3DOJ6k this]] may also be considered, even though they're just instrumentals.
*** One is from ''Vesyolye Ulybki/Happy Smiles'' (Russian Version) and the other is from ''Waste Management'' (English Version). Heck, ''it's the same song!''
2nd Oct '15 12:34:13 AM Unprettier
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** Their music ''still'' consisted of mostly electronic pop songs, though only with different-sounding, um, ''stuff''...it's kinda hard to explain.
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