History Music / Tatu

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.
2nd Oct '15 12:24:10 AM Unprettier
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** The video for ''"How Soon Is Now?"'' is not a traditional video and is mostly a montage of behind the scenes and performances. Yulia and Lena selected all the clips, decided in what order to place them, planned on how it should go with the music and what effects/transitions to use and they had a lot of fun making the clip. Their ideas were put together by editors and other technical experts. So technically, yes they did direct the video and they are credited with directing the video....you see, just like a director, they called all the shots.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Yulia. Her natural hair color is blonde, she was a brunette during t.A.T.u. and she dyed her hair red for an episode of the show [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf8FwIoAM1Q Eralash]] back in the '90s.
** Maybe t.A.T.u. itself, more or less. Before filming the music video for "Ya Soshla S Uma", Yulia was still a blonde, Lena was a redhead. In t.A.T.u.'s early days, Yulia was a brunette and Lena was a blonde, although after that, Lena had her hair dyed red... you get the point.

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** The video for ''"How Soon Is Now?"'' is not a traditional video and is mostly a montage of behind the scenes and performances. Yulia and Lena selected all the clips, decided in what order to place them, planned on how it should go with the music clips and what effects/transitions to use and they had a lot of fun making the clip. Their their ideas were put together by editors and other technical experts. So technically, yes they did direct the video and they are credited with directing the video....you see, just like a director, they called all the shots.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Yulia. Her natural hair color is blonde, she was a brunette during t.A.T.u. and she dyed her hair red for an episode of the show [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf8FwIoAM1Q Eralash]] back in the '90s.
** Maybe t.A.T.u. itself, more or less. Before filming the music video for "Ya Soshla S Uma", Yulia was still a blonde, Lena was a redhead. In t.A.T.u.'s early days, Yulia was a brunette and Lena was a blonde, although after that, Lena had her hair dyed red... you get the point.
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26th Sep '15 4:21:52 PM nombretomado
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Things started looking up in late 2013 and early 2014, with a few one off appearances and rumors of a new single or album. However, fans were devastated after Lena posted on her YouTube that she was breaking off the reunion due to Yulia's management essentially giving her a "my way or the highway" ultimatum and threats of shutting down her solo career within Russia. They did, however, reunite to perform 'Not Gonna Get Us' at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi OlympicGames during Team Russia's entrance.

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Things started looking up in late 2013 and early 2014, with a few one off appearances and rumors of a new single or album. However, fans were devastated after Lena posted on her YouTube that she was breaking off the reunion due to Yulia's management essentially giving her a "my way or the highway" ultimatum and threats of shutting down her solo career within Russia. They did, however, reunite to perform 'Not Gonna Get Us' at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi OlympicGames UsefulNotes/OlympicGames during Team Russia's entrance.
9th Jul '15 9:38:53 AM skategate
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Things started looking up in late 2013 and early 2014, with a few one off appearances and rumors of a new single or album. However, fans were devastated after Lena posted on her YouTube that she was breaking off the reunion due to Yulia's management essentially giving her a "my way or the highway" ultimatum and threats of shutting down her solo career within Russia.

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Things started looking up in late 2013 and early 2014, with a few one off appearances and rumors of a new single or album. However, fans were devastated after Lena posted on her YouTube that she was breaking off the reunion due to Yulia's management essentially giving her a "my way or the highway" ultimatum and threats of shutting down her solo career within Russia.
Russia. They did, however, reunite to perform 'Not Gonna Get Us' at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi OlympicGames during Team Russia's entrance.
11th Jun '15 9:44:40 AM makarovak47
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* CoverVersion: They once covered "[[Series/{{Charmed}} How Soon is Now]]"

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* CoverVersion: They once covered "[[Series/{{Charmed}} How Soon is Now]]"Now]]".
* DamselOutOfDistress: Yulia in the music video for All About Us". [[BoomHeadshot And holy shit how!]]
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Julia in the video for "A Simple Motion".



* DramaticIrony: Their (so far) last single titled "Love in Every Moment" was released at the time where the duo are in very bad terms. The music video even highlights this.

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* DramaticIrony: Their (so far) last single titled "Love in Every Moment" was released at the time where the duo are in very bad terms. The terms, to the point that they shot its music video even highlights this.separately and that their only scene "together" is filled by a FakeShemp of Lena.



* FanservicePack: They were marketed for {{Fanservice}} by their original manager, but circumstances regarding the way he "packaged" them makes it more FanDisservice-y. Eventually, the girls found their own way to show their sex appeal.

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* FanservicePack: They were marketed for {{Fanservice}} by their original manager, but circumstances regarding since he later admitted that he's doing this for his own FetishFuel, plus the way he "packaged" them them, makes it more FanDisservice-y. Eventually, Eventually however, the girls found their own way to show their sex appeal.


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* GameBreakingInjury: Julia's VocalDissonance was actually caused by their original manager forcing her to constantly scream in their earlier songs.
* GayAesop: Perhaps the entire first album.


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* LingerieScene: Lena in the beginning of the "White Robe" music video.


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* PantyShot: Mostly in the music video for "All The Things She Said". In the video for "All About Us", Julia is seen in her underwear before the AttemptedRape, while "White Robe", Lena is explicitly shown changing in one scene. In concerts, Julia mostly wears leotards.
9th Jun '15 4:59:51 PM makarovak47
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* CatholicSchoolgirlsRule

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* CatholicSchoolgirlsRuleCatholicSchoolgirlsRule: An IconicOutfit associated with the group.






* DramaticIrony: Their (so far) last single titled "Love in Every Moment" was released at the time where the duo are in very bad terms. The music video even highlights this.



* IconicOutfit: Guess what?



* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Lena is usually the Light Feminine, while Yulia is usually the Dark. They both toy with this trope a lot though.



* PeekABangs: Majority of Yulia's hairstyles.



* RavenHairIvorySkin: Yulia early in the duo's run. She eventually tanned.



* RuleOfSymbolism: Their last music video has them in separate rooms and during "their" only scenes "together", it shows "them" standing back to back before "they" start arguing. The promotional materials also have them in separate portraits.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: Their last music video has them in separate rooms and during "their" only scenes "together", it shows "them" standing back to back before "they" start arguing. The ending scene also features Yulia in a Lena wig hugging herself. The promotional materials also have them in separate portraits.



* WhatBeautifulEyes: Perhaps Lena's main physical asset.



* 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 [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "White Robe"]]. Julia takes of the titular robe before she gets executed.
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